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The protean self: dramatic action in contemporary fiction.

Author: Alan Kennedy
Publisher: New York, Columbia University Press, 1974.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Alan Kennedy
ISBN: 0231039220 9780231039222
OCLC Number: 922794
Description: xi, 304 pages 23 cm
Contents: Introduction: fictions, selves and the sociology of roleplaying --
Dramatic action, the Modern and the Post-modern --
The novel as social fiction --
Language, mimesis and the numinous in Joyce Cary's Second trilogy --
Cannibals, Okapis and self-slaughter in the fiction of Muriel Spark --
Christopher Isherwood's psychological makeup --
Inconsistencies of narration in Graham Greene --
John Fowles's sense of an ending --
Conclusion: a quick look around.

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