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The Cambridge companion to the novel, edited by Eric Bulson

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The Cambridge companion to the novel
Title
The Cambridge companion to the novel
Statement of responsibility
edited by Eric Bulson
Contributor
Editor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "Eric Bulson "The novel is sogged with humanity." E.M. Forster I "His studies are not very deep," one character says about another in George Eliot's Middlemarch, "he is only reading a novel." Just imagine if that same critical judgement about novels and novel readers were accurate today! Not only would it be assumed that we all read novels merely to pass the time, but also with the assumption that they don't have much to teach us in the first place. We'd only be reading a novel, and that's it. The real knowledge about life and living, we'd be told, lies elsewhere, maybe in the great epics of bygone ages, intensely private lyric poems, or sweeping dramas where all the world's a stage. The novel, of course, still has its detractors, but no one can deny that this literary genre runs "very deep." Part of that depth comes from the fact that the novel, a term ironically rooted in the Latin word for new (novum), is actually rather old. In fact, by some accounts it goes back 4,000 years to the narrative fictions of ancient Egypt with examples appearing subsequently as far afield as Hellenistic Greece, the histories and romances of medieval China and France, and the subgenres of modern England, Russia, Brazil, Nigeria, Japan, and the United States. And if the forms of the novel are indeed many, they are evidence enough that there has been an ongoing desire across cultures and over millenia to tell fictional stories in prose about life"--
  • "This Companion focuses on the novel as a global genre with a 2,000-year history. The first section includes an examination of the various genres out of which it emerged (epic, history, romance, the picaresque) and the different ways in which fiction and realism (magical, hyper, and social) were developed in response to specific political, social, and economic forces. The second section focuses on how the novel works, considering how it has played a crucial role in the formation of more abstract social, political, and familial identities. The third section considers what the novel has become and will continue to become in the twenty-first century. It examines the recent interest in graphic novels as well as data, digitization, and a global literary marketplace's role in shaping the future of the novel. This book will be a key resource for students and scholars studying the novel as a genre." -- Publisher's description
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Cataloging source
LBSOR/DLC
Dewey number
808.3
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PN3491
LC item number
.C336 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Bulson, Eric
Series statement
Cambridge companions to authors
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  • Fiction
  • Fiction
Label
The Cambridge companion to the novel, edited by Eric Bulson
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The novel as genre / Vilashini Cooppan -- Rises of the novel, ancient and modern / Alexander Beecroft -- Epic/novel / Kent Puckett -- The novel as encyclopedia / David James -- Realism and the novel / Michael Sayeau -- Modernism and the novel / Catherine Flynn -- Novels and characters / Marta Figlerowicz -- Novels and readers / Suzanne Keen -- The space of the novel / Robert T. Tally Jr -- The novel and the law / Robert Spoo -- The novel as data / Mark Algee-Hewitt, Erik Fredner, Hannah Walser -- The novel as commodity / Priya Joshi -- The graphic novel / Jan Baetens and Hugo Frey -- The novel in the digital age / Jessica Pressman -- The novel as planetary form / Joseph Keith
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xviii, 314 pages
Isbn
9781107156210
Lccn
2018011574
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
Provided through the generosity of The Margaret and William Stobie Library Purchase Fund.
Other control number
40028338948
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1037897371
  • (OCoLC)on1037897371
Label
The Cambridge companion to the novel, edited by Eric Bulson
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The novel as genre / Vilashini Cooppan -- Rises of the novel, ancient and modern / Alexander Beecroft -- Epic/novel / Kent Puckett -- The novel as encyclopedia / David James -- Realism and the novel / Michael Sayeau -- Modernism and the novel / Catherine Flynn -- Novels and characters / Marta Figlerowicz -- Novels and readers / Suzanne Keen -- The space of the novel / Robert T. Tally Jr -- The novel and the law / Robert Spoo -- The novel as data / Mark Algee-Hewitt, Erik Fredner, Hannah Walser -- The novel as commodity / Priya Joshi -- The graphic novel / Jan Baetens and Hugo Frey -- The novel in the digital age / Jessica Pressman -- The novel as planetary form / Joseph Keith
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xviii, 314 pages
Isbn
9781107156210
Lccn
2018011574
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
Provided through the generosity of The Margaret and William Stobie Library Purchase Fund.
Other control number
40028338948
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1037897371
  • (OCoLC)on1037897371

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