Lloyd, Rosemary. Shimmering in a Transformed Light. Writing the Still Life. Ithaca, NY: Cornell UP, 2005. Pp. 173 pp. & 18 illustrations. ISBN 0-8014-4296-6 Michèle Hannoosh, University of Michigan In this fine study, Rosemary Lloyd concentrates on the written still life in a remarkably wide range of works from the early nineteenth century to the present in both French and English-language texts. The literary still life is seen to function as a privileged, seemingly gratuitous moment of excess, in which the plot pauses in its forward movement and the text reflects on itself, bringing out, through an apparently simple, even banal arrangement of objects and the "quiet" moment of contemplation which it provokes, a complex commentary which the narrative might otherwise obscure, repress, or ignore: questions of gender, of contingency, of textuality and materiality, of subjectivity and objectivity, of the strangeness which haunts the ordinary. In its banality and familiarity, the still life draws us in, only to offer us a different way of viewing that familiar world. Indeed Lloyd emphasizes the unsettling, subversive, and revelatory quality of the still life, its capacity to jolt the reader or viewer out of the habitual and unexamined ways of thinking
Nineteenth Century French Studies – University of Nebraska Press
Published: Sep 27, 2006
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