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Maurice Samuels

Born: 1968 in Chicago, Illinois
Pen Name: None

Connection to Illinois: He was born in Chicago, Illinois.

Biography: Maurice Samuels is a professor of French at Yale University, in New Haven, Connecticut.


Primary Literary Genre(s): Non-Fiction

Maurice Samuels on WorldCat :

Selected Titles

The spectacular past :
ISBN: 0801489652 OCLC: 55085745

Cornell University Press, Ithaca : 2004.

Samuels shows how new technologies allowed a cult of the spectacle to pervade the national consciousness of post-Revolutionary France, & argues that the realist fiction of Balzac & Stendhal was a reaction to the spectacular mode of historical representation.