absolutely John, that is what I hinted (hence the smiley :-)
also, it depends on the definition of "realism" (label of 19th writers or new definitions) and "fantasy"
It's possible to argue that Modernism carried realism another step
forward into accurate depictions of psychological and emotional
states, but of course the Modernists did not describe themselves as
realist and in fact were in active revolt against the realism of the
In fact, realism and fantasy were both present throughout the
century, with a segue in dominance between them.
On May 11, 2006, at 5:53 AM, Vincent Ferré wrote:
> Are you sure you can call Proust a "realist" ? and Joyce ? And
> Svevo (his major novel, zeno, being related to psychoanalysis ?)
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