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Reading Contingency : the Accident in Contemporary Fiction.

Author: David Wylot
Publisher: Milton : Routledge, 2019.
Series: Routledge studies in contemporary literature.
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In Reading Contingency: The Accident in Contemporary Fiction, David Wylot constructs an innovative study of the relationship between plotted accidents in twenty-first century British and American fiction, the phenomenology of reading, and a contemporary experience of time that is increasingly understood to be contingent and accidental. A synthesis of literary and cultural analysis, narratology, critical theories of  Read more...
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Wylot, David.
Reading Contingency : The Accident in Contemporary Fiction.
Milton : Routledge, ©2019
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: David Wylot
ISBN: 9781000763041 1000763048 9781003007968 1003007961 9781000763188 1000763188 9781000763324 1000763323
OCLC Number: 1129196601
Description: 1 online resource (221 pages)
Contents: Introduction: Accident and ContingencyPart 1: TimeChapter 1. Forwards: Accident, Event, PicaresqueChapter 2. Backwards: Accident, Coincidence, Teleological RetrospectionPart 2: NarrativeChapter 3. Forwards and Backwards: Reading ContingencyPart 3: Accident NarrativesChapter 4. Radical ContingencyChapter 5. Unassimilable ContingencyCoda
Series Title: Routledge studies in contemporary literature.

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In Reading Contingency: The Accident in Contemporary Fiction, David Wylot constructs an innovative study of the relationship between plotted accidents in twenty-first century British and American fiction, the phenomenology of reading, and a contemporary experience of time that is increasingly understood to be contingent and accidental. A synthesis of literary and cultural analysis, narratology, critical theories of time and the philosophy of contingency, the book explores the accident's imagination of contemporary time and the relationship between reading and living in novels by writers including A.M. Homes, Nicola Barker, Noah Hawley, J.M. Coetzee, J.G. Ballard, Jesmyn Ward, Jennifer Egan, and Tom McCarthy.

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