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Author Adams, Don, 1964-

Title Alternative paradigms of literary realism / Don Adams
Edition First edition
Published New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2009
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Description 1 online resource (200 pages)
Contents Truth as a matter of style: alternative paradigms of literary realism -- One is never quite totally in the world: Jane Bowles' allegorical realism -- Whatever is, is wrong: James Purdy's allegorical realism -- Some imaginary Vienna: Ronald Firbank's pastoral realism -- To create a life which is not: Henry Green's pastoral-organic realism -- There's a providence not so far away from us: Penelope Fitzgerald's parablistic realism
Summary Using the traditional genres of allegory, pastoral, and parable, this book develops alternative paradigms of literary realism with which to reexamine a group of crucial but marginalized 20th century writers who have been misread as conventional mimetic realists
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Bowles, Jane, 1917-1973 -- Criticism and interpretation.
Firbank, Ronald, 1886-1926 -- Criticism and interpretation.
Fitzgerald, Penelope -- Criticism and interpretation.
Green, Henry, 1905-1973 -- Criticism and interpretation.
Purdy, James, 1914-2009 -- Criticism and interpretation.
American fiction -- 20th century -- History and criticism.
English fiction -- 20th century -- History and criticism.
Realism in literature.
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
Author Palgrave Connect (Online service)
ISBN 0230101968
0230621864 (hbk. ; alk. paper)
9780230621862 (hbk. ; alk. paper)