Twentieth Century Novel / Edition 1

Twentieth Century Novel / Edition 1

by R. Brandon Kershner
     
 

ISBN-10: 0312102445

ISBN-13: 9780312102449

Pub. Date: 05/28/2010

Publisher: Bedford/St. Martin's

The only college-level survey of the twentieth-century novel, this very brief and inexpensive guide presents key historical background for, issues concerning, and critical approaches to the modern, post-modern, and contemporary novel.

Overview

The only college-level survey of the twentieth-century novel, this very brief and inexpensive guide presents key historical background for, issues concerning, and critical approaches to the modern, post-modern, and contemporary novel.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780312102449
Publisher:
Bedford/St. Martin's
Publication date:
05/28/2010
Edition description:
First Edition
Pages:
148
Product dimensions:
5.43(w) x 8.22(h) x 0.30(d)

Table of Contents

Preface

1. Theories of the Novel
The Classical Inheritance
The Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries
The Nineteenth Century
The Novel and the Romance
The Novel as Art and Science
The Twentieth Century
Early Modern Novelists
The Rise of Criticism
The Rise of Theory
Marxist Accents
Poststructuralist Criticism

2. The Rise of Modernism
The Modern Break
The Modernist Canon
Intellectual Precursors
Isms, Schisms, and Schools
Symbolism
Naturalism
Impressionism
Expressionism
Imagism
Futurism
Vorticism
Surrealism
Film and the Modern Novel
Time and Space

3. From Modernism to Postmodernism
1900-1920
The 1920s
The 1930s
The 1940s
The 1950s and 1960s: The Rise of the Postmodern
Early Critics of the Postmodern
Contemporary Postmodernism

4. The Novel, Race, and Nation
African American Studies
Postcolonial Studies

5. Gender Criticism
Anglo-American Feminism
French Feminism
Gay and Lesbian Studies

Glossary: Elements of the Novel
Character
Novel
Definitions
Kinds of Novel
Parts of the Plot
Kinds of Plot
Point of View
Setting

Bibliography: Further Reading on the Novel
Index

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