The Melodramatic Imagination : Balzac, Henry James, Melodrama and the Mode of Excess Paperback
by Peter Brooks
This text argues that melodrama is a crucial mode of expression in modern literature.
After studying stage melodrama as a dominant popular form in the 1800s, the author looks at Balzac and Henry James, to show how these realist novelists created fiction using rhetoric and excess of melodrama.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 251 pages
- Publisher: Yale University Press
- Publication Date: 02/01/1996
- Category: Theatre studies
- ISBN: 9780300065534