The Art of the Novel

Time after time, then, has the precious waistband or girdle, studded and buckled and placed ... that is true only to a less extent of the art of the novel, ...

Author: Henry James

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226392059

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 348

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This collection of prefaces, originally written for the 1909 multi-volume New York Edition of Henry James’s fiction, first appeared in book form in 1934 with an introduction by poet and critic R. P. Blackmur. In his prefaces, James tackles the great problems of fiction writing—character, plot, point of view, inspiration—and explains how he came to write novels such as The Portrait of a Lady and The American. As Blackmur puts it, “criticism has never been more ambitious, nor more useful.” The latest edition of this influential work includes a foreword by bestselling author Colm Tóibín, whose critically acclaimed novel The Master is told from the point of view of Henry James. As a guide not only to James’s inspiration and execution, but also to his frustrations and triumphs, this volume will be valuable both to students of James’s fiction and to aspiring writers.

The Art of the Novel

These are simply the reflections of a practitioner. ... It is the idea of the novel inherent in my novels that I give voice to here.

Author: Milan Kundera

Publisher: Faber & Faber

ISBN: 9780571268047

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 176

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In seven independent, but closely related chapters, Milan Kundera presents his personal conception of the European novel, which he describes as 'an art born of the laughter of God'. 'Invigoratingly suggestive . . . Kundera's map of the development of the European novel is outlined with the reckless brevity of the man who knows exactly what and where the salient points are.' London Review of Books 'Kundera is the saddest, funniest and most loveable of authors.' The Times

A Study Guide for Natasha Saje s The Art of the Novel

In "The Art of the Novel," Sajé depicts a woman whose life has centered on classic novels and their heroines. The speaker clearly loves literature and has ...

Author: Gale, Cengage Learning

Publisher: Gale, Cengage Learning

ISBN: 9781410340382

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 14

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A Study Guide for Natasha Saje's "The Art of the Novel," excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Poetry for Students. This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Poetry for Students for all of your research needs.

The Art of the Novel

Eighteen critical Prefaces from the New York Edition of Henry James -- constituting a complete exposition of his art in fiction. -- From publisher's description.

Author: Henry James

Publisher:

ISBN: UCSC:32106018602299

Category: Fiction

Page: 348

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Eighteen critical Prefaces from the New York Edition of Henry James -- constituting a complete exposition of his art in fiction. -- From publisher's description.

Galdos and the Art of the European Novel

If Galdós did have Procne in mind, however, when he introduced Fortunata into the novel (as he very probably did), he could have also intended to refer to ...

Author: Stephen Gilman

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9781400855216

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 426

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Benito Perez Galdos (1843-1920) was one of Spain's outstanding novelists and the author of two vast cycles of novels and a number of plays. In this critical study of Galdos in English, Stephen Gilman relates the writer and his work to the nineteenth century novel as a genre and traces his artistic growth during a twenty-year period, from his initial historical fable, La Fontana de Oro, to his masterpiece, Fortunata y Jacinta. Originally published in 1981. 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.

The Art of Racing in the Rain A Novel by Garth Stein Trivia On Books

ANSWER: A One Garth Stein has written one novel for children. ... This book is the children's version of the novelThe Art of Racing in the Rain”.

Author: Trivion Books

Publisher: The Missing Trivia

ISBN:

Category: Study Aids

Page: 70

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Trivia-on-Book: The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein Take the challenge yourself and share it with friends and family for a time of fun! You may have read the book, but not have liked it. You may have liked the book, but not be a fan. You may call yourself a fan, but few truly are. Are you a fan? Trivia-on-Books is an independently curated trivia quiz on the book for readers, students, and fans alike. Whether you're looking for new materials to the book or would like to take the challenge yourself and share it with your friends and family for a time of fun, Trivia-on-Books provides a unique approach to The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein that is both insightful and educational! Features You'll Find Inside: • 30 Multiple choice questions on the book, plots, characters and author • Insightful commentary to answer every question • Complementary quiz material for yourself or your reading group • Results provided with scores to determine "status" Promising quality and value, come play your trivia of a favorite book!

The Art of Fiction

pathy for the major ones , in remarking that the only classification of the novel that I can understand is into the interesting and the uninteresting .

Author: Sir Walter Besant

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015002650821

Category: Fiction

Page: 85

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A Study Guide for Robert Pirsig s Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance

Lhamon praises the novel's way of tackling the big ideas of nature and technology, comparing Pirsig to Melville and, ironically, Thoreau, whom the narrator ...

Author: Gale, Cengage Learning

Publisher: Gale, Cengage Learning

ISBN: 9781410320797

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 15

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A Study Guide for Robert Pirsig's "Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance," excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Novels for Students.This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Novels for Students for all of your research needs.

Stanley Kubrick and the Art of Adaptation

Finally, he makes separate, specific improvements to the persona of Joker. No longer does Joker call the sniper a "gook" as he does in the novel (116; 119).

Author: Greg Jenkins

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 0786402814

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 173

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Paring a novel into a two-hour film is an arduous task for even the best screenwriters and directors. Often the resulting movies are far removed from the novel, sometimes to the point of being unrecognizable. Stanley Kubrick's adaptations have consistently been among the best Hollywood has to offer. Kubrick's film adaptations of three novels--Lolita, The Shining and Full Metal Jacket--are analyzed in this work. The primary focus is on the alterations in the characters and narrative structure, with additional attention to style, scope, pace, mood and meaning. Kubrick's adaptations simplify, impose a new visuality, reduce violence, and render the moral slant more conventional.

The Art of Criticism

Blackmur's essay, "The Critical Prefaces," Hound and Horn 7 (April-May): 444-77 (reprinted as the introduction to The Art of the Novel (New York: Charles ...

Author: Henry James

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 0226391973

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 517

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A collection of "the most important" of Henry James' Prefaces; "his studies of Hawthorne, George Eliot, Balzac, Zola, de Maupassant, Turgenev, Sainte-Beuve, and Arnold; and his essays on the function of criticism and the future of the novel."--P. [4] of cover.