The Poetics of Novels

The Poetics of Novels

Fiction and its Execution M. Axelrod. phenomena? etc. (Rimmon-Kenan, p. 2). Traditionally, poetics was a systematic theory or doctrine of poetry. It defined poetry and its various branches and subdivisions, forms and technical resources ...

Author: M. Axelrod

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9780230389526

Category: Fiction

Page: 228

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The Poetics of Novels deals with the fundamentals of novel-writing and the execution of such, and though it engages specific notions of literary and cultural theory, it privileges the architectonics of the texts themselves as it crosses boundaries of both time and culture. Novels include: Austen's Northanger Abbey , Beckett's Company , Brontë's Wuthering Heights , Cervantes' Don Quixote , Flaubert's Madame Bovary , Hamsun's Hunger , Hardy's Tess of the D'Urbervilles , Lispector's Hour of the Star and Smart's By Grand Central Station I Sat Down and Wept .
Categories: Fiction

The Nouveau Roman and the Poetics of Fiction

The Nouveau Roman and the Poetics of Fiction

from a reading of narrative in the previous chapter , the best procedure for discovering the nature and function of character in the nouveau roman is to embark on a reading of character in these novels in the full expectation that they ...


Publisher: CUP Archive



Page: 236

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Orhan Pamuk and the Poetics of Fiction

Orhan Pamuk and the Poetics of Fiction

2Necip in Snow 10 Love, in all its varieties and with all its vagaries, is a pulsating presence in PamuNГs fiction. It is one of the central themes of all his novels, except The White Castle. It is the presence of love in its rich ...

Author: Umer O. Thasneem

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 9781527536555


Page: 191

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This volume marks an exhilarating tour through the mesmerizing and labyrinthine fictional world of the Nobel Prize-winning Turkish author Orhan Pamuk. Despite being ranked alongside Marquez, Cortazar, Calvino, Borges and Eco, Pamuk is yet to receive due critical attention in the Anglophone world, where he has millions of readers. This book takes the reader on a fascinating ride through Pamuk’s novels from The Silent House, written in the early Eighties, to the recently published The Red Haired Woman. The nine novels that form the focus of this study straddle a period of more than three decades that witnessed the emergence of Pamuk as Turkey’s foremost novelist and a master fabulist. The book details the chemistry of the thematics and architectonics of Pamuk’s craft in a style shorn of dry pedantry and jargon trotting. Examining the intricate pattern of his creative topography in the light of theories ranging from psychoanalysis to spectral criticism, it represents a timely and illuminating contribution to the study of contemporary fiction.

The Poetics of Genre in the Contemporary Novel

The Poetics of Genre in the Contemporary Novel

PARODY AND SELF-PARODY IN THEORIZING THE NOVEL'S POETICS Even though the parodic mode is not an exclusively literary practice, and is even less restricted to narrative fiction, the theoretical explorations of parody tend to converge ...

Author: Tim Lanzendörfer

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 9781498517294

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 302

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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 the value of genre. It suggests the value of a critical look at texts’ genre use for an analysis of the contemporary moment. From this, it develops a broader perspective, suggesting the value of genre criticism and taking into view traditional genres such as the bildungsroman and the metafictional novel as well as the kinds of amalgamated forms which have recently come to prominence. In essays discussing a wide range of authors from Steven Hall to Bret Easton Ellis to Colson Whitehead, the contributors to the volume develop their own readings of genre’s work and valence in the contemporary novel.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Don Quixote and the Poetics of the Novel

 Don Quixote  and the Poetics of the Novel

Novels have a mimetic dimension and therefore a referential significance, which usually rests on the typicality of their ... In this book I attempt to describe the poetic design of Don Quixote against the historical background of prose ...

Author: Felix Martinez-Bonati

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 9781501745294

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 320

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In response to the classic question whether Don Quixote is true to life, Felix Martinez-Bonati defines it as an unrealistic allegory of realism. He maintains that Cervantes's novel presents an ironized universe of literature that plays with the contradictions of traditional wisdom and the variety and limitations of literary forms—including those of verisimilitude. Drawing on Aristotle's Poetics, on the idealist and romantic traditions that originate in Kant, Schiller, Schelling, Hegel, and Coleridge, and on contemporary critical theory, Martinez-Bonati describes the stylistic matrix of Don Quixote as a combination of semirealism, romance fantasy, and comedy. He provides fresh insights into the character of Cervantes's imagination, the composition and unity of Don Quixote, and its generic structure, rhetorical force, and metafictional intentionality.
Categories: Literary Criticism

The Poetics of Science Fiction

The Poetics of Science Fiction

3.5.2 A Poetics From Science Fiction: Samuel Delany In order to question many of the arguments outlined in the section ... His novels, especially Babel-17, Nova, Dhalgren, and Triton (Delany 1966, 1968, 1974, 1976), deal directly with ...

Author: Peter Stockwell

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317878179

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 262

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The Poetics of Science Fiction uniquely uses the science of linguistics to explore the literary universe of science fiction. Developing arguments about specific texts and movements throughout the twentieth-century, the book is a readable discussion of this most popular of genres. It also uses the extreme conditions offered by science fiction to develop new insights into the language of the literary context. The discussion ranges from a detailed investigation of new words and metaphors, to the exploration of new worlds, from pulp science fiction to the genre's literary masterpieces, its special effects and poetic expression. Speculations and extrapolations throughout the book engage the reader in thought-experiments and discussion points, with selected further reading making it a useful source book for classroom and seminar.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

The Poetics of Quotation in the European Novel

The Poetics of Quotation in the European Novel

Only with difficulty can this notion be harmonized with an ideal conception of creative spontaneity and poetic originality. ... His works and especially his novels have on the whole a perceptibly cultural or, to borrow an expression of ...

Author: Herman Meyer

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9781400875887

Category: Poetry

Page: 290

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This work, which has had a pronounced impact on European literary scholarship since its publication in 1961, represents a new and imaginative approach to the history and poetics of the novel. Emil Staiger, dean of Swiss critics, describes Professor Meyer as " ... a literary historian, who has a sense for the mixture of seriousness and playfulness in literature, who can talk seriously about the play and ironically about the seriousness ... who has at his disposal the most thorough knowledge and never becomes ponderous ... writes easily and gracefully." The art of quoting is traced in Rabelais, Cervantes, and Sterne, followed by the development of these techniques in six major novelists from Wieland to Thomas Mann. Originally published in 1968. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.
Categories: Poetry

John Fowles s Fiction and the Poetics of Postmodernism

John Fowles s Fiction and the Poetics of Postmodernism

Just as Fowles's novel is " all imagination , " so the accounts of such writers , especially the poets , are also imaginary . The novel is also historicized through the deployment of historical documents such as the historically ...

Author: Mahmoud Salami

Publisher: Associated University Presse

ISBN: 083863446X

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 312

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This book presents a deconstructive reading of the novels and short stories of John Fowles. As a contemporary novelist, Fowles began as a modernist self-consciously aware of the various narratological problems that he encountered throughout his writings. In his most recent novel, A Maggot, however, he assumes the role of the postmodernist who not only subverts the tradition of narratology, but also poses a series of problems concerning history and politics. Throughout this study, Mahmoud Salami attempts to locate Fowles's fiction in the context of modern critical theory and narrative poetics. He provides a lively analysis of the ways in which Fowles deliberately deployed realistic historical narrative in order to subvert them from within the very conventions they seek to transgress, and he examines these subversive techniques and the challenges they pose to the tradition of narratology. Salami presents, for instance, a critique of the self-conscious narrative of the diary form in The Collector, the intertextual relations of the multiplicity of voices, the problems of subjectivity, the reader's position, the politics of seduction, ideology, and history in The Magus and The French Lieutenant's Woman. The book also analyzes the ways in which Fowles uses and abuses the short-story genre, in which enigmas remain enigmatic and the author disappears to leave the characters free to construct their own texts. Salami centers, for example, on A Maggot, which embodies the postmodernist technique of dialogical narrative, the problem of narrativization of history, and the explicitly political critique of both past and present in terms of social and religious dissent. These political questions are also echoed in Fowles's nonfictional book The Aristos, in which he strongly rejects the totalization of narratives and the materialization of society. Indeed, Fowles emerges as a postmodernist novelist committed to the underprivileged, to social democracy, and to literary pluralism. This study clearly illustrates the fact that Fowles is a poststructuralist--let alone a postmodernist--in many ways: in his treatment of narratives, in mixing history with narrative fiction and philosophy, and in his appeal for freedom and for social and literary pluralism. It significantly contributes to a better understanding of Fowles's problematical narratives, which can only be properly understood if treated within the fields of modern critical theory, narratology, and the poetics of postmodernism.
Categories: Literary Collections

Juan Goytisolo and the Poetics of Contagion

Juan Goytisolo and the Poetics of Contagion

The Evolution of a Radical Aesthetic in the Later Novels Stanley Black. Gray , Richard , The Life of William Faulkner : A Critical Biography ( Oxford : Blackwell , 1994 ) . Harris , Derek , Luis Cernuda : A Study of the Poetry ( London ...

Author: Stanley Black

Publisher: Liverpool University Press

ISBN: 0853238367

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 280

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Elizabeth A. Kaye specializes in communications as part of her coaching and consulting practice. She has edited Requirements for Certification since the 2000-01 edition.
Categories: Literary Criticism

The Poetics of Chronotope in the Novels of Thomas Pynchon

The Poetics of Chronotope in the Novels of Thomas Pynchon

... carrying spatial categories into temporal relationships.6 It seems that in constructing the chronotopes of his novels, ... the metaphoric spatialization Joseph Frank10 claimed was characteristic of high modernist poetry and novel.

Author: Zofia Kolbuszewska


ISBN: STANFORD:36105110901498

Category: Plots (Drama, novel, etc.)

Page: 243

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Categories: Plots (Drama, novel, etc.)