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Novel style : ethics and excess in English fiction since the 1960s

Author: Ben Masters
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2017.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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"We live in a time of linguistic plainness. This is the age of the tweet and the internet meme; the soundbite, the status, the slogan. Everything reduced to its most basic components. Stripped back. Pared down. Even in the world of literature, where we might hope to find some linguistic luxury, we are flirting with a recessionary mood. Big books abound, but rhetorical largesse at the level of the sentence is a  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ben Masters
ISBN: 9780198766148 0198766149
OCLC Number: 994426334
Description: ix, 200 pages ; 24 cm
Other Titles: Ethics and excess in English fiction since the 1960s
Responsibility: Ben Masters.

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Marrying lyrical close reading with critical awareness, Novel Style argues for the ethical value of elaborate styles of writing and demonstrates that artistic excessiveness can provide dynamic  Read more...

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The work of Angela Carter, Martin Amis, and other stylists of excess, has become difficult to read in recent years, as our capacity to account for the effects of literary style has weakened. To Read more...

 
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