Consciousness And The Novel

Consciousness And The Novel

by David Lodge
     
 

How does the novel represent consciousness? And how has this changed over time? In a series of interconnected essays, Lodge pursues these questions down various paths. In essays on Charles Dickens, E. M. Forster, Evelyn Waugh, Kingsley and Martin Amis, Henry James, John Updike, and Philip Roth, and in reflections on his own practice as a novelist, Lodge is able to… See more details below

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How does the novel represent consciousness? And how has this changed over time? In a series of interconnected essays, Lodge pursues these questions down various paths. In essays on Charles Dickens, E. M. Forster, Evelyn Waugh, Kingsley and Martin Amis, Henry James, John Updike, and Philip Roth, and in reflections on his own practice as a novelist, Lodge is able to bring to light--and to engaging life--the technical, intellectual, and sometimes simply mysterious working of the creative mind.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780674013773
Publisher:
Harvard University Press
Publication date:
04/15/2004
Series:
Richard Ellmann Lectures in Modern Literature Series
Pages:
336
Sales rank:
898,667
Product dimensions:
0.70(w) x 5.00(h) x 8.00(d)

Table of Contents

Preface

1. Consciousness and the Novel

2. Literary Criticism and Literary Creation

3. Dickens Our Contemporary

4. Forster's Flawed Masterpiece

5. Waugh's Comic Wasteland

6. Lives in Letters: Kingsley and Martin Amis

7. Henry James and the Movies

8. Bye-Bye Bech?

9. Sick with Desire: Philip Roth's Libertine Professor

10. Kierkegaard for Special Purposes

11. A Conversation about Thinks...

Notes

Index

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