The Modern Novel: A Short Introduction

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John Wiley & Sons, 15.04.2008 - 200 Seiten
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This book introduces readers to the history of the novel in the twentieth century and demonstrates its ongoing relevance as a literary form.

  • A jargon-free introduction to the whole history of the novel in the twentieth century.
  • Examines the main strands of twentieth-century fiction, including post-war, post-imperial and multicultural fiction, the global novel, the digital novel and the post-realist novel.
  • Offers students ideas about how to read the modern novel, how to enjoy its strange experiments, and how to assess its value, as well as suggesting ways to understand and appreciate the more difficult forms of modern fiction
  • Pays attention both to the practice of novel writing and to theoretical debates among novelists.
  • Claims that the novel is as purposeful and relevant today as it was a hundred years ago.
  • Serves as an excellent springboard for classroom discussions of the nature and purpose of modern fiction.
 

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Inhalt

A Short Introduction Introduction Modern How?
1
A Short Introduction 1 When and Why The Rise of the Modern Novel
15
A Short Introduction 2 What is Reality? The New Questions
32
A Short Introduction 3 New Forms Reshaping the Novel
45
A Short Introduction 4 New Difficulties
61
A Short Introduction 5 Regarding the Real World Politics
78
A Short Introduction 6 Questioning the Modern MidCentury Revisions
98
A Short Introduction 7 Postmodern Replenishments?
127
A Short Introduction 8 Postcolonial Modernity
146
A Short Introduction Conclusions
163
A Short Introduction Notes
182
A Short Introduction Index
190
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Über den Autor (2008)

Jesse Matz is Assistant Professor at Kenyon College. He is the author of Literary Impressionism and Modernist Aesthetics (2001) and winner of Harvard University's Roslyn Abramson prize for excellence in teaching.

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