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Realism, Writing, Disfiguration: On Thomas Eakins and Stephen Crane
by Michael Fried
University of Chicago Press, 1987
Paper: 978-0-226-26211-6 | Cloth: 978-0-226-26210-9
Library of Congress Classification ND237.E15A64 1987
Dewey Decimal Classification 759.13

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"A highly original and gripping account of the works of Eakins and Crane. That remarkable combination of close reading and close viewing which Fried uniquely commands is brought to bear on the problematic nature of the making of images, of texts, and of the self in nineteenth-century America."—Svetlana Alpers, University of California, Berkeley

"An extraordinary achievement of scholarship and critical analysis. It is a book distinguished not only for its brilliance but for its courage, its grace and wit, its readiness to test its arguments in tough-minded ways, and its capacity to meet the challenge superbly. . . . This is a landmark in American cultural and intellectual studies."—Sacvan Bercovitch, Harvard University

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