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The Novel Map: Space and Subjectivity in Nineteenth-Century French Fiction

Patrick M. Bray
Evanston, Ill. : Northwestern University Press, 2013.
9780810128668 (pbk. : alk. paper), 0810128667 (pbk. : alk. paper)
  • Introduction. Here and there : the subject in space and text
  • Part 1. Stendhal's privilege. The life and death of Henry Brulard ; The ghost in the map
  • Part 2. Nerval beyond narrative. Orientations : writing the self in Nerval's Voyage en orient ; Unfolding Nerval
  • Part 3. Sand's utopian subjects. Drowning in the text : space and Indiana ; Carte blanche : charting utopia in Sand's Nanon
  • Part 4. Branching off : genealogy and map in the Rougon-Macquart. Zola and the contradictory origins of the novel ; Mapping creative destruction in Zola
  • Part V. Proust's double text. The law of the land ; Creating a space for time
  • Conclusion. Now and then : virtual spaces and real subjects in the twenty-first century.
xiii, 271 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
  • Revised and expanded version of the author's dissertation--Harvard, 2005, under the title: Novel selves: mapping the subject in Stendhal, Nerval and Proust.
  • Includes bibliographical references (p. 255-261) and index.
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