Politics and the Novel

Politics and the Novel

by Irving Howe
     
 

The classic investigation of the role of revolutionary ideas in fiction. Mr. Howe establishes the role of the political novel and traces its growth into the twentieth century; he explains why American novels failed to integrate ideology; and he discusses political fiction after World War II. "An intelligent, penetrating, lucid, graceful, persuasive, and altogether

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The classic investigation of the role of revolutionary ideas in fiction. Mr. Howe establishes the role of the political novel and traces its growth into the twentieth century; he explains why American novels failed to integrate ideology; and he discusses political fiction after World War II. "An intelligent, penetrating, lucid, graceful, persuasive, and altogether splendid book."–New Republic. With an Introduction by David Bromwich.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781566634618
Publisher:
Ivan R Dee
Publication date:
07/28/2002
Pages:
272
Sales rank:
1,394,706
Product dimensions:
5.44(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.77(d)

Table of Contents

Part 1 Introduction 1 Part 2 Preface 11 Part 3 Part I 13 Chapter 4 The Idea of the Political Novel 15 Chapter 5 Stendhal: The Politics of Survival 25 Chapter 6 Dostoevsky: The Politics of Salvation 51 Chapter 7 Conrad: Order and Anarchy 76 Chapter 8 Turgenev: The Politics of Hesitation 114 Chapter 9 Henry James: The Political Vocation 139 Part 10 Part II 157 Chapter 11 Some American Novelists: The Politics of Isolation 159 Part 12 Part III 201 Chapter 13 Malraux, Silone, Koestler: The Twentieth Century 203 Chapter 14 Orwell: History as Nightmare 235 Part 15 Epilogue: Politics and the Novel After Politics and the Novel 252

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