Screening The Novel

any significant way from Thackeray's portrayal of Dobbin in the novel? SD: It does
, yes. I do think the clownishness is definitely part of Thackeray's point of view.
The directors and the writer, before I even got to the casting stage, had decided to
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Author: Keith Selby

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781349205165

Category: Fiction

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The book takes as its theme the relationship between literature and the contemporary means of production and distribution collectively termed 'the media' - in particular, film and television. The intention of the book is to explore and evaluate the mutual opportunities and restrictions in this relationship. In the grammar of our culture there seems to be an accepted opinion that print is superior in terms of cultural production to film, radio or television, that to read a book is somehow a 'higher' cultural activity than seeing a play on television or seeing a film. By the same token, a novel is a 'superior' work of art to film or television. The longer perspective reveals that traditionally there always is a greater respect paid to the previous mode of literary production - poetry was superior to drama, poetic drama was superior to the novel, and film attained cult and classic status initially over television.

The Novel of Female Adultery

The fact that the adultery of males, whether married or not, is considered to be of
little or no consequence helps explain why, in the novel of female adultery,
double adultery is of no special concern. But only such additional factors as the ...

Author: Bill Overton

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781349251735

Category: Fiction

Page: 284

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The novel of adultery is a nineteenth-century form about the experience of women, produced almost exclusively by men. Bill Overton's study is the first to address the gender implications of this form, and the first to write its history. The opening chapter defines the terms 'adultery' and 'novel of adultery', and discusses how the form arose in Continental Europe, but failed to appear in Britain. Successive chapters deal with its development in France, and with examples from Russia, Denmark, Germany, Spain and Portugal.

Islamophobia and the Novel

Sticky and intractable, they span decades and continents, forming a contrast to
the webs of affection that support the novel's hybrid families, the Tanaka-Ashrafs
and the Weiss-Burtons, whose threads are spun in the shadow of some of the ...

Author: Peter Morey

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 9780231541336

Category: Literary Criticism

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In an era of rampant Islamophobia, what do literary representations of Muslims and anti-Muslim bigotry tell us about changing concepts of cultural difference? In Islamophobia and the Novel, Peter Morey analyzes how recent works of fiction have framed and responded to the rise of anti-Muslim prejudice, showing how their portrayals of Muslims both reflect and refute the ideological preoccupations of media and politicians in the post-9/11 West. Islamophobia and the Novel discusses novels embodying a range of positions—from the avowedly secular to the religious, and from texts that appear to underwrite Western assumptions of cultural superiority to those that recognize and critique neoimperial impulses. Morey offers nuanced readings of works by John Updike, Ian McEwan, Hanif Kureishi, Monica Ali, Mohsin Hamid, John le Carré, Khaled Hosseini, Azar Nafisi, and other writers, emphasizing the demands of the literary marketplace for representations of Muslims. He explores how depictions of Muslim experience have challenged liberal assumptions regarding the novel’s potential for empathy and its ability to encompass a variety of voices. Morey argues for a greater degree of critical self-consciousness in our understanding of writing by and about Muslims, in contrast to both exclusionary nationalism and the fetishization of difference. Contemporary literature’s capacity to unveil the conflicted nature of anti-Muslim bigotry expands our range of resources to combat Islamophobia. This, in turn, might contribute to Islamophobia’s eventual dismantling.

Nineteenth century British Novelists on the Novel

Not until about 1880 was the novel accorded a position of respect , and novelists
a measure of status in society . Even after that , protests by Dinah Mulock and
James Payn that writing novels was hard work seem designed as a defense ...

Author: George Leonard Barnett

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015049210704

Category: English fiction

Page: 316

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Charles Williams s Experiment in the Novel

only the themes of the novels , but also the imagery and the technique . A
comment by Miss Dorothy Van Ghent is relevant here : Piction tries to isolate the
principle of coherence in events , the active principle that holds together all the ...

Author: Thomas T. Howard

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:49015001330340

Category: Fantasy fiction, English

Page: 430

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The Novel of Entertainment During the Gallant Era

A Study of the Novels of August Bohse Elizabeth Brewer. 832 Arbeiten zur
Mittleren Deutschen Literatur und Sprache Band 1 Elke.

Author: Elizabeth Brewer

Publisher: Herbert Lang Et Company Ag

ISBN: UCAL:B3443945

Category:

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In response to the rise of the gallant world, the late seventeenth-century author and teacher August Bohse invented the gallant novel. Writing under the pseudonym Talander, he modernized the courtly-historic novel by abandoning its scholarly and transcendental themes in favor of love stories interspersed with instruction on gallant behavior. This approach combined with Bohse's interest in modernizing the German language to cause his contemporaries to accuse him of immorality while at the same time they embraced his stylistic innovations. The present study discusses Bohse's attitude toward the novel-genre as well as the contents, structure, narrative devices and didactic elements of his own works. Also considered are the situation of the late seventeenth-century author in Germany and the context within which Bohse wrote.

The Novel

In this riveting, ambitious novel from James A. Michener, the renowned chronicler of epic history turns his extraordinary imagination to a world he knew better than anyone: the world of books.

Author: James A. Michener

Publisher: Dial Press

ISBN: 9780812986792

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

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In this riveting, ambitious novel from James A. Michener, the renowned chronicler of epic history turns his extraordinary imagination to a world he knew better than anyone: the world of books. Lukas Yoder, a novelist who has enjoyed a long, successful career, has finished what he believes to be his final work. Then a tragedy strikes in his community, and he becomes obsessed with writing about it. Meanwhile, Yoder's editor fights to preserve her integrity—and her author—as her firm becomes the target of a corporate takeover; a local critic who teaches literature struggles with his ambitions and with his feelings about Yoder's success; and a devoted reader holds the key to solving the mystery that haunts Yoder's hometown. Praise for The Novel “Michener explores some of the deepest issues raised by narrative literature.”—The New York Times “A good, old-fashioned, sink-your-teeth-into-it story . . . The Novel lets us see an unfamiliar side of the author, at the same time portraying the delicate, complex relationship among editors, agents and writers.”—The Philadelphia Inquirer “Michener loves literature, and his information about some of his favorite reading is almost as alluring as his explanation of how to handle a manuscript.”—Associated Press “So absorbing you simply will not want [it] to end.”—Charleston News & Courier

The Cambridge Introduction to the Novel

Beginning its life as the sensational entertainment of the eighteenth century, the novel has become the major literary genre of modern times.

Author: Marina MacKay

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781139493574

Category: Literary Criticism

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Beginning its life as the sensational entertainment of the eighteenth century, the novel has become the major literary genre of modern times. Drawing on hundreds of examples of famous novels from all over the world, Marina MacKay explores the essential aspects of the novel and its history: where novels came from and why we read them; how we think about their styles and techniques, their people, plots, places, and politics. Between the main chapters are longer readings of individual works, from Don Quixote to Midnight's Children. A glossary of key terms and a guide to further reading are included, making this an ideal accompaniment to introductory courses on the novel.

The Social Novel in Victorian England

Chapter V 116 Charles Dickens : Hard Times Ever since F. R. Leavis insisted on
placing Hard Times in " The Great Tradition " , the novel has been submitted to an
almost unmanageable amount of criticism . For Mr. Leavis to have asked that ...

Author: Seymour Migdal

Publisher:

ISBN: UCAL:X28112

Category:

Page: 374

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The Novels and Tales of Robert Louis Stevenson

Robert Louis Stevenson, Lloyd Osbourne, Fanny Van de Grift Stevenson, William
Ernest Henley Sidney Colvin. found a new paper , I took a particular pleasure in
reading a single number of the current novel ; but I never could bear more than ...

Author: Robert Louis Stevenson

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ISBN: UCAL:B3548480

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The Novels of James Fenimore Cooper The two admirals Jack Tier

... among the courtiers themselves . Not a little admiration was excited by the
manner in which he used the novel weed , called tobacco ; and some fifteen or
twenty of his neighbors were nauseated by their efforts to emulate his indulgence
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Author: James Fenimore Cooper

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ISBN: UOM:39015066185441

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The English Gothic Novel Contexts

The novel follows the course of the road into evil , rather than mapping the evil
mind once formed . It is centered on Caleb and his descent into paranoia . Since
he is to a large extent the double of the novel ' s hero / villain Falkland , however
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Author: Thomas Meade Harwell

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105006978394

Category: English fiction

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Realism and Naturalism

Employing this strategy, Lehan contends, readers will find a spectrum of meaning in these works that allows and encourages intertextuality-one novel talking or responding to another-for example, Zola's Nana to Dreiser's Sister Carrie or ...

Author: Richard Daniel Lehan

Publisher: Univ of Wisconsin Press

ISBN: 0299208745

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 312

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Lehan's book provides readers with an illuminating and readable comprehensive intellectual and literary history of the major American, British, and Continental novels of Realism and Naturalism from 1850 to 1950. He offers readers a new way of reading these novels-working outward from the text to forms of historical representation. In this way, literary naturalism can be seen as a narrative mode that creates its own reality separate from that of other narrative modes. Employing this strategy, Lehan contends, readers will find a spectrum of meaning in these works that allows and encourages intertextuality-one novel talking or responding to another-for example, Zola's Nana to Dreiser's Sister Carrie or Zola's L'Assomoir to Sinclair's The Jungle. The range of novelists and sub genres is staggering-Lehan studies the gothic novel, the urban novel, the detective novel, the novel of imperial adventure, the western novel, the noir novel, and the novels of utopia and distopia.

The Colonial Rise of the Novel

In this challening book, Firdous Azim, provides a feminist critique of orthodox accounts of the `rise of the novel' and exposes the underlying orientalist assumptions of the early English novel.

Author: Firdous Azim

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134866076

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 264

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In this challening book, Firdous Azim, provides a feminist critique of orthodox accounts of the `rise of the novel' and exposes the underlying orientalist assumptions of the early English novel. Whereas previous studies have emphasized the universality of the coherent and consistent subject which found expression in the novels of the eighteenth century, Azim demonstrtes how certain categories: women and people of colour, were silenced and excluded. The Colonial Rise of the Novel makes an important and provocative contribution to post-colonial and feminist criticism. It will be essential reading for all teachers and students of English literature, women's studies, and post-colonial criticism.

Culture and Adultery

Barbara Leckie mines novels, newspapers, and court and parliamentary records to explore how adultery became visible in the public sphere in the second half of the nineteenth century and how the history of the Victorian novel is revised when ...

Author: Barbara Leckie

Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press

ISBN: 9780812234985

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 300

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Barbara Leckie mines novels, newspapers, and court and parliamentary records to explore how adultery became visible in the pubic sphere in the second half of the nineteenth century and how the history of the Victorian novel is revised when the culture's concern with adultery and censorship is brought into focus.

The Concept of literature in Japan

What sort of novel did Nagai Kafū's feelings then produce ? His Bokuto kitan ehi (
1937 ) can be called a parody of Les faux - monnayeurs , a major novel by André
Gide , one of the great French writers of the first half of the twentieth century .

Author: 鈴木貞美

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105128107385

Category: Japanese literature

Page: 428

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The Glory of Nepal

While in Kolkota , Bangdel wrote a novel . The title of the novel was ' Muluk
Baahira ' . After completing the novel , he had given the rough copy to his teacher
Surya Vikram Gyawali . Gyawali was very impressed . He promised that the
Nepali ...

Author: Narendrarāja Prasāī

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015060563130

Category: Authors, Nepali

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Biography of a Nepali author; translated from Nepali.