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About Time: Narrative, Fiction and the Philosophy of Time

Mark Currie

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748624249
eISBN:
9780748652037
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748624249.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This book brings together ideas about time from narrative theory and philosophy. It argues that literary criticism and narratology have approached narrative primarily as a form of retrospect, and ... More


What America Read: Taste, Class, and the Novel, 1920-1960

Gordon Hutner

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807832271
eISBN:
9781469605210
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807887752_hutner
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

Despite the vigorous study of modern American fiction, today's readers are only familiar with a partial shelf of a vast library. This book describes the distorted, canonized history of the ... More


Javier Marías's Debt to Translation: Sterne, Browne, Nabokov

Gareth J. Wood

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199651337
eISBN:
9780191741180
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199651337.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, European Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This is a book about translation and literary influence. It takes as its subject Spain’s most important contemporary novelist, Javier Marías (1951), who worked as a literary translator for a ... More


Behavioral Economics and the Credit-Crisis Novel

Annie McClanahan

in Dead Pledges: Debt, Crisis, and Twenty-First-Century Culture

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780804799058
eISBN:
9781503600690
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804799058.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

Chapter 1 analyzes novelistic representations of the 2008 credit crisis. Focusing on Jonathan Dee’s The Privileges, Adam Haslett’s Union Atlantic, and Martha McPhee’s Dear Money, it reads the ... More


The Author-Reader Contract

Kathryn Hume

in Aggressive Fictions: Reading the Contemporary American Novel

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801450013
eISBN:
9780801462870
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801450013.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This introductory chapter discusses the author-reader contract in addressing reader expectations and approaches to contemporary American novels. Horace opined that poetry, and by extension all ... More


Novel Style: Ethics and Excess in English Fiction since the 1960s

Ben Masters

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
December 2017
ISBN:
9780198766148
eISBN:
9780191820731
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198766148.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism, Criticism/Theory

Re-examining elaborate English stylists from the post-war period to the present day (including Anthony Burgess, Angela Carter, Martin Amis, Zadie Smith, Nicola Barker, and David Mitchell) through a ... More


Twenty-First-Century Fiction

Berthold Schoene

in The Oxford History of the Novel in English: Volume 7: British and Irish Fiction Since 1940

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
June 2018
ISBN:
9780198749394
eISBN:
9780191869754
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198749394.003.0034
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature, Prose (inc. letters, diaries)

This chapter looks at how the contemporary British and Irish novel is becoming part of a new globalized world literature, which imagines the world as it manifests itself both within (‘glocally’) and ... More


Coda

Maria Holmgren Troy, Elizabeth Kella, and Helena Wahlström

in Making home: Orphanhood, kinship and cultural memory in contemporary American novels

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780719089596
eISBN:
9781781707289
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719089596.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

The coda of this study summarizes findings about the literary orphan figure in contemporary American novels. Through brief analyses of Tim Gautreaux’s The Missing (2009), Chang-Rae Lee’s The ... More


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