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"A DREAM OF STONE": FAME, VISION AND MONUMENTALITY IN NINETEENTH-CENTURY FRENCH LITERARY CULTURE. Michael D. Garval. University of Delaware Press, Newark, 2004. Published in association with Associated University Presses, Cranbury. 266 pp. with 67 ills. 29 x 22 cm. LC 2004-2542 ISBN 0874138620 In English.
Presents an interdisciplinary study of 19th-century French literary culture's "dream of stone", the widespread belief in the immortality of great writers and the monumental nature of their work, examining the theme as expressed in architecture, statuary, caricature, journalism and poetry while focusing primarily on the lives and work of Honore de Balzac, George Sand and Victor Hugo.
Indexing: Western, Europe — France — 1800-1900 — Sculpture, Several Media
Plans: 44
Worldwide Number: 115483
Hardcover $50.00    

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