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Empty houses : theatrical failure and the novel

Author: David Kurnick
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, ©2012.
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According to the dominant tradition of literary criticism, the novel is the form par excellence of the private individual. Empty Houses challenges this consensus by reexamining the genre's development from the mid-nineteenth to the mid-twentieth century and exploring what has until now seemed an anomaly--the frustrated theatrical ambitions of major novelists. Offering new interpretations of the careers of William  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Kurnick, David, 1972-
Empty houses.
Princeton, NJ : Princeton University Press, ©2011
(DLC) 2011014630
(OCoLC)713834609
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: David Kurnick
ISBN: 9781400840090 1400840090 1283290685 9781283290685
OCLC Number: 757745550
Awards: Commended for MSA Book Prize 2013.
Description: 1 online resource (x, 254 pages)
Contents: Cover; Title Page; Copyright Page; Table of Contents; Acknowledgments; Introduction: Interiority and Its Discontents; One: Acoustics in the Thackeray Theater; Two: George Eliot's Lot; Three: Henry James's Awkward Stage; Four: Joyce Unperformed; Epilogue: In the Kingdom of Whomever: Baldwin's Method; Notes; Index.
Responsibility: David Kurnick.

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Shortlisted for the 2013 MSA Book Prize, Modernist Studies Association "Empty Houses is an admirable book. Its willingness to question established views on the novel has enlightening results. In the Read more...

 
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