History and the Contemporary Novel

Written By David Cowart
History and the Contemporary Novel
  • Publsiher : SIU Press
  • Release : 21 June 1989
  • ISBN : 9780809314799
  • Pages : 245 pages
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Download or read book entitled History and the Contemporary Novel by author: David Cowart which was release on 21 June 1989 and published by SIU Press with total page 245 pages . This book available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle Format. Cowart presents a study of international historical fiction since World War II, with reflections on the affinities between historical and fictional narrative, analysis of the basic modes of historical fiction, and readings of a number of historical novels, including John Barth’s The Sot-Weed Factor, Marguerite Yourcenar’s Memoirs of Hadrian, Russell Hoban’s Riddley Walker, Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale, Giuseppe Tomasi Di Lampedusa’s The Leopard, D. M. Thomas’s The White Hotel, William Faulkner’s Go Down, Moses, and Umberto Eco’s The Name of the Rose. He proposes recognizing four modes of the historical novel: the past as a "distant mirror" of the present, fictions whose authors seek to pinpoint the precise historical moment when the modern age or some prominent feature of it came into existence, fictions whose authors aspire purely or largely to historical verisimilitude, and fictions whose authors reverse history to contemplate utopia and dystopia in the future. Thus, historical fiction can be organized under the rubrics: The Distant Mirror; The Turning Point; The Way It Was; and The Way It Will Be. This fourfold schema and his focus on postwar novels set Cowart’s work apart from previous studies, which have not devoted adequate space to the contemporary historical novel. Cowart argues that postwar historical fiction merits more extensive treatment because it is the product of an age unique in the annals of history—an age in which history itself may end.

History and the Contemporary Novel

History and the Contemporary Novel
  • Author : David Cowart
  • Publisher : SIU Press
  • Release Date : 1989
  • Total pages : 245
  • ISBN : 9780809314799
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Summary : Cowart presents a study of international historical fiction since World War II, with reflections on the affinities between historical and fictional narrative, analysis of the basic modes of historical fiction, and readings of a number of historical novels, including John Barth’s The Sot-Weed Factor, Marguerite Yourcenar’s Memoirs of ...

Postmodernism and the Contemporary Novel

Postmodernism and the Contemporary Novel
  • Author : Bran Nicol
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2002
  • Total pages : 495
  • ISBN : 9780809314799
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Summary : The eminent historian Richard Bushman here reflects on his faith and the history of his religion. By describing his own struggle to find a basis for belief in a skeptical world, Bushman poses the question of how scholars are to write about subjects in which they are personally invested. Does ...

Waiting for the End

Waiting for the End
  • Author : Earl G. Ingersoll
  • Publisher : Fairleigh Dickinson Univ Press
  • Release Date : 2007
  • Total pages : 286
  • ISBN : 9780809314799
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Summary : Waiting for the End examines two dozen contemporary novels within the context of a half century of theorizing about the function of ending in narrative. That theorizing about ending generated a powerful dynamic a quarter-century ago with the advent of feminist criticism of masculinist readings of the role played by ...

Utopia and the Contemporary British Novel

Utopia and the Contemporary British Novel
  • Author : Caroline Edwards
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 2019-07-31
  • Total pages : 280
  • ISBN : 9780809314799
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Summary : Explores how the experience of time in contemporary British novels reveals the persistence of the utopian imagination today....

Ethics and Nostalgia in the Contemporary Novel

Ethics and Nostalgia in the Contemporary Novel
  • Author : John J. Su
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 2005-11-24
  • Total pages : 226
  • ISBN : 9780809314799
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Summary : Images of loss and yearning played a crucial role in literary texts written in the later part of the twentieth century. Despite deep cultural differences, novelists from Africa, the Caribbean, Great Britain, and the United States share a sense that the economic, social, and political forces associated with late modernity ...

The Contemporary Novel

The Contemporary Novel
  • Author : Irving Adelman,Rita Dworkin
  • Publisher : Metuchen, N.J : Scarecrow Press
  • Release Date : 1972
  • Total pages : 614
  • ISBN : 9780809314799
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Summary : A reference guide to critical writings on the works of significant American and British novelists...

The Contemporary British Novel

The Contemporary British Novel
  • Author : James Acheson,Sarah C. E. Ross
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2005-01-01
  • Total pages : 250
  • ISBN : 9780809314799
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Summary : Written by some of the world's finest contemporary literature specialists, the newly commissioned essays in this volume examine the work of more than twenty major British novelists: Peter Ackroyd, Martin Amis, Iain (M.) Banks, Pat Barker, Julian Barnes, A.S. Byatt, Angela Carter, Janice Galloway, Abdulrazak Gurnah, Kazuo Ishiguro, James ...

Precarious Labour and the Contemporary Novel

Precarious Labour and the Contemporary Novel
  • Author : Liam Connell
  • Publisher : Palgrave MacMillan
  • Release Date : 2018-08-22
  • Total pages : 258
  • ISBN : 9780809314799
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Summary : This book is a major study of the presentation of work and workers in contemporary novels from India, North America and the UK. Drawing on lively recent theories about work, it shows how the novel is a crucial form for helping us to understand what work means in contemporary society. ...

The Contemporary novel in Belgium

The Contemporary novel in Belgium
  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1966
  • Total pages : 88
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Summary : Read online The Contemporary novel in Belgium written by , published by which was released on 1966. Download full The Contemporary novel in Belgium Books now! Available in PDF, ePub and Kindle....

Perspectives on the Contemporary Novel

Perspectives on the Contemporary Novel
  • Author : Abdulgawad Elnady
  • Publisher : Bayan Translation, Publishing & Distribution
  • Release Date : 2020-11-12
  • Total pages : 196
  • ISBN : 9780809314799
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Summary : I am introducing the kind reader to a sample selection of studies on the contemporary novel. Egyptian, Ghanaian, British, Portuguese, Sudanese, and Canadian, the novels, short stories, and film-adaptation of novels discussed range also from ones grappling with man’s plight in an ever traumatized and traumatizing world to national ...

The Poetics of Genre in the Contemporary Novel

The Poetics of Genre in the Contemporary Novel
  • Author : Tim Lanzendörfer
  • Publisher : Lexington Books
  • Release Date : 2015-11-19
  • Total pages : 310
  • ISBN : 9780809314799
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Summary : The Poetics of Genre in the Contemporary Novel investigates the role of genre in the contemporary novel: taking its departure from the observation that numerous contemporary novelists make use of popular genre influences in what are still widely considered to be literary novels, it sketches the uses, the work, and ...

Climate Change and the Contemporary Novel

Climate Change and the Contemporary Novel
  • Author : Adeline Johns-Putra
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 2019-04-30
  • Total pages : 280
  • ISBN : 9780809314799
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Summary : Analysing how contemporary fiction explores climate change, Johns-Putra argues that literature can help us understand our obligations to the future....

The Modern Novel

The Modern Novel
  • Author : Elizabeth A. Drew
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1926
  • Total pages : 272
  • ISBN : 9780809314799
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Summary : Read online The Modern Novel written by Elizabeth A. Drew, published by which was released on 1926. Download full The Modern Novel Books now! Available in PDF, ePub and Kindle....

Melancholy and the Archive

Melancholy and the Archive
  • Author : Jonathan Boulter
  • Publisher : A&C Black
  • Release Date : 2011-05-19
  • Total pages : 224
  • ISBN : 9780809314799
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Summary : Melancholy and the Archive examines how trauma, history and memory are represented in key works of major contemporary writers such as David Mitchell, Paul Auster, Haruki Murakami and Jose Saramago. The book explores how these authors construct crucial relationships between sites of memory-the archive becomes a central trope here-and the ...

The Contemporary British Novel

The Contemporary British Novel
  • Author : Philip Tew
  • Publisher : A&C Black
  • Release Date : 2007-06-26
  • Total pages : 257
  • ISBN : 9780809314799
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Summary : Second edition of this guide for students studying contemporary British writing - written by one of the key academics in the field of modern fiction studies....