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Title Theory of the novel : a historical approach / edited by Michael McKeon
Published Baltimore, MD ; London : Johns Hopkins University Press, [2000]
Baltimore, Md. : Johns Hopkins University Press, 2000


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Description xviii, 947 pages ; 26 cm
Contents Machine derived contents note: Table of contents for Theory of the novel : a historical approach / edited by Michael McKeon. -- Bibliographic record and links to related information available from the Library of Congress catalog -- Information from electronic data provided by the publisher. May be incomplete or contain other coding. -- Contents and Contributors: -- Part One: Genre Theory Northrop Frye, from Anatomy of Criticism: Four Essays E. D. Hirsch, from Validity in Interpretation Claudio Guillň, from Literature as System: Essays toward the Theory of Literary History Jonathan Culler, "Toward a Theory of Non-Genre Literature"Marthe Robert, from Origins of the Novel Part Two: The Novel as Displacement I: Structuralism Walter Benjamin, "The Storyteller"Claude Lv̌i-Strauss, from The Savage Mind, from The Origin of Table Manners, "How Myths Die," from The Naked Man Northrop Frye, from Anatomy of Criticism: Four Essays, from Fables of Identity: Studies in Poetic Mythology, from The Secular Scripture: A Study of the Structure of Romance Part Three: The Novel as Displacement II: Psychoanalysis Sigmund Freud, from The Interpretation of Dreams , "Family Romances"Marthe Robert, from Origins of the Novel Part Four: Grand Theory I Georg Lukc̀s, from The Theory of the Novel: A Historico-Philosophical Essay on the Forms of Great Epic Literature, from The Historical Novel Part Five: Grand Theory II Jos ̌Ortega y Gasset, from Meditations on Quixote, "Notes on the Novel" Part Six: Grand Theory III Mikhail M. Bakhtin, from The Dialogic Imagination: Four Essays Part Seven: Revisionist Grand Theory Ian Watt, from The Rise of the Novel: Studies in Defoe, Richardson, and Fielding Michael McKeon, "Generic Transformation and Social Change: Rethinking the Rise of the Novel"Fredric Jameson, from The Political Unconscious: Narrative as a Socially Symbolic Act Benedict Anderson, Imagined Communities: Reflections on the Origin and Spread of Nationalism Part Eight: Privacy, Domesticity, Women Ian Watt, from The Rise of the Novel: Studies in Defoe, Richardson, and Fielding Nancy Armstrong, from Desire and Domestic Fiction: A Political History of the Novel Gillian Brown, from Domestic Individualism: Imagining Self in Nineteenth-Century America Part Nine: Subjectivity, Character, Development Dorrit Cohn, from Transparent Minds: Narrative Modes for Presenting Consciousness in Fiction Ann Banfield, from Unspeakable Sentences: Narration and Representation in the Language of Fiction Amľie Oksenberg Rorty, "Characters, Persons, Selves, Individuals"Franco Moretti, from The Way of the World: The Bildungsroman in European Culture Clifford Siskin, from The Historicity of Romantic Discourse Part Ten: Realism Rosalind Coward and John Ellis, from Language and Materialism: Developments in Semiology and the Theory of the Subject Michael McKeon, from "Prose Fiction: Great Britain"George Levine, from The Realistic Imagination: English Fiction from Frankenstein to Lady Chatterley Michael Davitt Bell, from The Development of American Romance Part Eleven: Photography, Film, and the Novel Henry James, from "Preface to The Golden Bowl" Walter Benjamin, "The Work of Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction"Keith Cohen, Film and Fiction: The Dynamics of Exchange Andr ̌Bazin, "In Defense of Mixed Cinema" Part Twelve: Modernism Virginia Woolf, "Modern Fiction," "Mr. Bennett and Mrs. Brown"Georg Lukc̀s, from Realism in Our Time: Literature and the Class Struggle Joseph Frank, from Spatial Form in Modern Literature Part Thirteen: The New Novel, the Postmodern Novel Alain Robbe-Grillet, from For a New Novel: Essays on Fiction Linda Hutcheon, "Historiographic Metafiction" Part Fourteen: The Colonial and Postcolonial Novel Doris Sommer and George Yudice, "Latin American Literature from the 'Boom' On"Kwame Anthony Appiah, "Is the Post- in Postmodernism the Post- in Postcolonial?"Kumkum Sangari, "The Politics of the Possible" -- Library of Congress subject headings for this publication: Fiction History and criticism, Fiction Technique
Summary Publisher description: Michael McKeon assembles a collection of influential essays on the theory of the novel. Carefully chosen selections from Frye, Benjamin, Lévi-Strauss, Lukács, Bakhtin, and other prominent theorists explore the historical significance of the novel as a genre, from its early beginnings to its modern variations in the postmodern novel and postcolonial novel. Offering a generous selection of key theoretical texts for students and scholars alike, Theory of the Novel also presents a provocative argument for studying the genre. In his introduction to the volume and in headnotes to each section, McKeon argues that genre theory and history provide the best approach to understanding the novel. All the selections in this anthology date from the twentieth century--most from the last forty years--and represent the attempts of different theorists, and different theoretical schools, to describe the historical stages of the genre's formal development
Bibliography "Suggested further reading": pages 923-929
Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Subject Fiction -- History and criticism.
Fiction -- Technique.
Author McKeon, Michael, 1943-
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LC no. 00027120
ISBN 0801863961 (hbk. : alk. paper)
080186397X (paperback: alk. paper)