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The novel : language and narrative from Cervantes to Calvino

Author: André P Brink
Publisher: Cape Town, South Africa : University of Cape Town Press, 1998.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The postmodernist novel is renowned for the extremes of its narcissistic involvement with language, but in this book the author argues that this self-consciousness has been a characteristic of the  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: André P Brink
ISBN: 191971314X 9781919713144
OCLC Number: 47636073
Description: viii, 373 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: The wrong side of the tapestry : Miguel de Cervantes, Don Quixote de la Mancha --
Courtly love, private anguish : Madame de la Fayette, La Princesse de Clèves --
'The woman's snare' : Daniel Defoe, Moll Flanders --
The dialogic pact : Denis Diderot, Jacques the fatalist and his master --
Charades : Jane Austen, Emma --
The language of scandal : Gustave Flaubert, Madame Bovary --
Quoted in slang : George Eliot, Middlemarch --
The tiger's revenge : Thomas Mann, Death in Venice --
A room without a view : Franz Kafka, The trial --
The perfect crime : Alain Robbe-Grillet, Le voyeur --
Making and unmaking : Gabriel García Márquez, One hundred years of solitude --
Withdrawal and return : Margaret Atwood, Surfacing --
Taking the gap : Milan Kundera, The unbearable lightness of being --
Possessed by language : A.S. Byatt, Possession --
The pranks of Hermes : Italo Calvino, If on a winter's night a traveller.
Responsibility: André Brink.

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