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Language of fiction : essays in criticism and verbal analysis of the English novel

Author: David Lodge
Publisher: London : Routledge & Kegan Paul, 1984.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : New edView all editions and formats
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"Part One is devoted to an extensive discussion of the function of language in the art of fiction, while Part Two is made up of essays on novels by Jane Austen, Charlotte Bront©±, Charles Dickens, Thomas Hardy, Henry James, H.G. Wells and Kingsley Amis."
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David Lodge
ISBN: 0710202385 9780710202383
OCLC Number: 12513949
Notes: Previous edition: 1966.
Includes index.
Text on inside cover.
Description: xii, 297 pages ; 20 cm
Contents: Part one. The novelist's medium and the novelist's art : problems in criticism. --
Modern criticism and literary language --
Poetry and prose --
F.W. Bateson : ideas and logic --
Christopher Caudwell : The current of mock reality --
The argument from translation --
Proust and Scott Moncrieff compared --
Translation : Poetry and prose --
The argument from bad writing --
The modern movement in fiction : a digression --
Summary of arguments --
J.M. Cameron : these words in this order --
Language and fictional illusion --
F.W. Bateson and B. Shakevitch : particularity --
Conclusions to Section I --
Concepts of style --
Stylistics --
Style and modern linguistics --
M. Riffaterre : scientific stylistics --
J. Warburg : appropriate choice --
F.R. Leavis and the moral dimension of fiction --
Conclusions : principles --
Conclusions : methods --
Repetition --
Part two. Introductory --
The vocabulary of "Mansfield Park" --
Fire and Eyre : Charlotte Brontë's war of earthly elements --
The rhetoric of "Hard times" --
Tess, nature, and the voices of Hardy --
Strether by the river --
"Tono-Bungay" and the condition of England --
The modern, the contemporary, and the importance of being Amis --
Afterword to the second edition.
Responsibility: David Lodge.

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"Part One is devoted to an extensive discussion of the function of language in the art of fiction, while Part Two is made up of essays on novels by Jane Austen, Charlotte Bront©±, Charles Dickens, Thomas Hardy, Henry James, H.G. Wells and Kingsley Amis."

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