The Structure of Realism

The Novelas Contemporáneas of Benito Pérez Galdós

The Structure of Realism

204 pp., 6 x 9, notes, bibl

  • Paperback ISBN: 978-0-8078-9184-1
    Published: January 1977

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This study elucidates the role of the narrator in the establishment of realism in five of the Novelas contemporáneas by Galdós. Following structuralist principles, Kay Engler seeks the realist novel’s interior art and world building, eschewing focus on the relationship between the interior world of the novel and the world of the reader. Offering introductory material on both the concept of literary realism in general and in Galdós’s work, this volume serves as an excellent introduction to the relationship between narrator and narration in the work of Spain’s most renowned realist.