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|Genre/Form:||Criticism, interpretation, etc|
|Additional Physical Format:||Online version:
Bradbury, Malcolm, 1932-2000.
Possibilities: essays on the state of the novel.
London, New York, Oxford University Press, 1973
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|ISBN:||0192121898 9780192121899 0192811266 9780192811264|
|Performer(s):||ISBN 0 19 281126 6 Pbk: £1.75.|
|Description:||xiii, 297 p. 21 cm.|
|Contents:||pt. 1. The novel and reality: The open form: the novel and reality --
pt. 2. The novel and the comic mode: Fielding, Sterne, and the comic modes of fiction --
'The most interesting moving picture': Fanny Hill and comedy --
Persuasions: moral comedy in Emma and Persuasion --
pt. 3. Modernisms: Phases of modernism: the novel and the 1920s --
E.M. Forster as Victorian and modern: Howards End and A passage to India --
Virginia Wool and Ford Madox Ford: two styles of modernity --
The modern comic novel in the 1920s: Lewis, Huxley, and Waugh --
pt. 4. The novel today: The postwar English novel --
Malcolm Lowry as modernist --
William Cooper and the 1950s: Scenes from provincial life --
C.P. Snow's bleak landscape --
The fiction of Pastiche: the comic mode of Angus Wilson --
'A house fit for free characters': Iris Murdoch and Under the net --
Muriel Spark's fingernails --
The novelist as impresario: John Fowles and his Magus --
pt. 5. Towards a poetics of the novel: The novel and its poetics.