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New directions in the history of the novel

Author: Patrick Parrinder; Andrew Nash; Nicola Wilson
Publisher: [Basingstoke] : Palgrave Macmillan, 2014.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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What exactly, and when, was the 'rise' of the novel? Is its dominance now over? How have material conditions, habits of reading, and authors' reactions to the changing international marketplace helped to shape the novel as a form? In a series of studies of British, American and postcolonial fiction from the 17th to the 21st century, "New Directions in the History of the Novel" challenges conventional accounts and  Read more...
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Criticism, interpretation, etc
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New directions in the history of the novel.
Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire ; New York, New York : Palgrave macmillan, ©2014
xii, 244 pages
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Patrick Parrinder; Andrew Nash; Nicola Wilson
ISBN: 9781137026989 1137026987
OCLC Number: 870707262
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: PART I: THE MATERIAL TEXT --
2. Novel Designs: Manipulating the Page in English Fiction, 1660-1780; Thomas Keymer --
3. Textual Instability and the Contemporary Novel: Reading Janice Galloway's "The Trick is to Keep Breathing On and Off the Page"; Andrew Nash --
4. The Early American Novel in Fragments: Writing and Reading Serial Fiction in the Post-Revolutionary United States; Matthew Pethers --
5. Archive Fever: The Publishers' Archive and the History of the Novel; Nicola Wilson --
PART II: LITERARY HISTORIES: QUESTIONS OF REALISM AND FORM --
6. Memory, Interiority and Historicity: Some Factors in the Early Novel; Patrick Parrinder --
7. A Gothic History of the British Novel; Nancy Armstrong --
8. Critical Histories of Omniscience; Rachel Sagner Buurma --
9. The 'power of the written word': Literary Impressionism, Politics and Anxiety; Max Saunders --
10. Virginia Woolf and Metonymic Realism: Making It New?; Pam Morris --
PART III: THE NOVEL IN NATIONAL AND TRANSNATIONAL CULTURES --
11. Defining an 'Age of the Novel' in the United States; Jonathan Arac --
12. Between Modernism and the Postcolonial: Reading Patrick White and Malcolm Lowry in the 1970s; Mark Williams --
13. Transporting Fiction: The Novel in a (Post)Colonial World; Simon Gikandi --
PART IV: THE NOVEL NOW --
14. Art Unseduced by Its Own Beauty: Toni Morrison and the Humility of Experiment; David James --
15. The Dynamics of Residual and Emergent in the American Novel after 1940; Cyrus R.K. Patell and Deborah Lindsay Williams.
Responsibility: edited by Patrick Parrinder, Andrew Nash, and Nicola Wilson.

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