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Published: 24 February 2000

350 Pages | 24 halftones


ISBN: 9780198185031

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Cooking with Mud

The Idea of Mess in Nineteenth-Century Art and Fiction

David Trotter

  • A fascinating and engagingly written study of how an interest in mess emerged in Western culture–in graphic images and in fiction–during the later nineteenth century.
  • Ranges widely across novels and short stories, from Melville to Maupassant, Chekhov to Gissing, and across the work of visual artists from Turner to Manet and Degas.
  • Illustrated with many of the paintings discussed.