This book draws on the assumption of certain essential continuities between Romanticism and realism, both in the way realist authors imagine their relation to reality and in the way they stage their own authorial images, examining the role of the sympathetic imagination.
Table of Contents
Introduction: An Author for Realism Part I: Sympathetic Imagination 1. Sympathy and Sympathetic Imagination in Realist Fiction 2. Irony and Sympathetic Imagination 3. The Authorial Economy of Sympathy Part II: Authorial Doubles in Realist Fiction 4. Balzac and the Author as Capitalist 5. Baudelaire, the Flâneur, and the Author as Prostitute 6. Daniel Deronda: The Commodity and its Soul 7. The Decline of the Authorial Double 8. Concluding Reflections