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The Cambridge companion to European novelists / edited by Michael Bell
Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2012
book jacket
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 4th Floor  PN3491 .C33 2012    AVAILABLE
Gift from William McCoy, 2013
Subject(s) European fiction -- History and criticism
Physical Description xiii, 456 p. ; 24 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. 444-447) and index
Summary "A lively and comprehensive account of the whole tradition of European fiction for students and teachers of comparative literature, this volume covers twenty-five of the most significant and influential novelists in Europe from Cervantes to Kundera. Each essay examines an author's use of, and contributions to, the genre and also engages an important aspect of the form, such as its relation to romance or one of its sub-genres, such as the Bildungsroman. Larger theoretical questions are introduced through specific readings of exemplary novels. Taking a broad historical and geographic view, the essays keep in mind the role the novel itself has played in the development of European national identities and in cultural history over the last four centuries. While conveying essential introductory information for new readers, these authoritative essays reflect up-to-date scholarship and also review, and sometimes challenge, conventional accounts"-- Provided by publisher
Contents Introduction. The novel in Europe, 1600-1900 / Michael Bell -- 1. Miguel de Cervantes (1547-1616): Don Quixote: romance and picaresque / Edwin Williamson -- 2. Daniel Defoe (1660-1731): journalism, myth and verisimilitude / Cynthia Wall -- 3. Samuel Richardson (1689-1761): the epistolary novel / Thomas Keymer -- 4. Henry Fielding (1707-1754): the comic epic in prose / Thomas Lockwood -- 5. Jean-Jacques Rousseau (1712-1778): the novel of sensibility / Timothy O'Hagan -- 6. Laurence Sterne (1713-1768): the fiction of sentiment / Michael Bell -- 7. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749-1832): the German Bildungsroman / Martin Swales -- 8. Walter Scott (1771-1832): the historical novel / Susan Manning -- 9. Stendhal (1783-1842): romantic irony / Ann Jefferson -- 10. Mary Shelley (1797-1851): the gothic novel / David Punter -- 11. Honoré de Balzac (1799-1850): 'realism' and authority / Michael Tilby -- 12. Charles Dickens (1812-1870): Englishman and European / John Bowen -- 13. George Eliot (1819-1880): reality and sympathy / John Rignall -- 14. Gustave Flaubert (1821-1880): realism and aestheticism / Timothy Unwin -- 15. Fyodor Dostoevsky (1821-1881): 'fantastic realism' / Sarah J. Young -- 16. Leo Tolstoy (1828-1910): art and truth / Donna Tussing Orwin -- 17. Émile Zola (1840-1902): naturalism / Brian Nelson -- 18. Henry James (1843-1916): Henry James's Europe / Angus Wrenn -- 19. Marcel Proust (1871-1922): a modernist novel of time / Marion Schmid -- 20. Thomas Mann (1875-1955): modernism and ideas / Ritchie Robertson -- 21. James Joyce (1882-1941): modernism and language / Christopher Butler -- 22. Virginia Woolf (1882-1941): re-forming the novel / Laura Marcus -- 23. Samuel Beckett (1906-1989): language, narrative, authority / Leslie Hill -- 24. Milan Kundera (1929-): the idea of the novel / Rajendra A. Chitnis -- Conclusion. The European novel after 1900 / Michael Bell
NOTE 517380
Gift from William McCoy, 2013
Series Cambridge companions to topics
Alternate Author Bell, Michael, 1941-
Library donation, 2013

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