Journals Higher Education



Published: 15 December 2014

224 Pages

6 x 9 inches

ISBN: 9780823262601

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Portrait Stories

Michal Peled Ginsburg

A Fordham University Press Publication

  • This book is about stories about painted portraits, including stories by Poe, James, Hardy, Sand, Balzac, Kleist, and Gogol.
  • It is written in a somewhat experimental manner, in short vignettes rather than than as extended chapters of scholarly analysis. This should make it especially pleasing and more accessible than a standard scholarly work.
  • In this book, the "portrait story" emerges as a genre that explores the question of realism and representation in relation to a wide range of other social relations and transactions, including questions of identity, identification, and mediation, of madness and sanity, and of disguise, rivalry, and affection.