ERIC Number: ED090536
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974
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The Theory of the Novel: New Essays.
Halperin, John, Ed.
This collection, containing essays by contemporary critics, analyzes such aspects of the novel as structure, history, point of view, techniques, and its future. Included are "What is Exposition?" by Meir Sternberg; "Notes Toward a Comic Fiction" by Robert B. Martin; "The Aesthetics of the Supra-Novel" by Irving H. Buchen; "The Genre of 'Ulysses'" by A. Walton Litz; "The Modern Multivalent Novel" by Alan W. Friedman; "Characters (Contra Characterization) in the Contemporary Novel" by Max Schulz; "Novel and Narrative" by Frank Kermode; "Novel and Camera" by Leon Edel; "The Death and Rebirth of the Novel" by Leslie A. Fiedler; "On Literary Realism" by Alice R. Kaminsky; "Realism Reconsidered" by George Levine; "Realism in the Anglo-American Novel" by John Loofbourow; "Fiction and the Facts of Life" by Marvin Mudrick; "Tone in Fiction" by Walter Wright; "Nineteenth-Century Types and Eighteenth-Century Problems" by Robert B. Heilman; "Narrative Distance, Tone, and Character" by Walter Allen; "Illusion, Point of View, and Modern Novel-Criticism" by Richard Harter Fogle; "The Problem of Intentions and Henry James's 'The Turn of the Screw'" by Dorothea Krook; and "Twentieth-Century Trends in Continental Novel-Theory" by John Halperin. The book concludes with a selective bibliography. (RB)
Descriptors: English Instruction, English Literature, Fiction, Literary Criticism, Literary Devices, Literary Styles, Literature, Literature Appreciation, Nineteenth Century Literature, Novels, Realism, Twentieth Century Literature, United States Literature
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