Novel and Film: Essays in Two Genres

Novel and Film: Essays in Two Genres


Usually ships within 6 days


"Since the late 1950s," writes James R. Lawler in his Foreword to this volume, "Morrissette has stood as one of the most incisive explicators of the nouveau roman, of its past and present affiliations, of its interaction with the cinema."

The influential essays collected in Novel and Film display a wide range of critical and analytic approaches to the narrative aspects of the two genres. For all the variety of their subjects, from constructional forms such as interior duplication and game play to intertextual parallels with mathematics and topology, these essays together define a unified critical perspective, one that has brought fresh precision to the analysis of narrative techniques and that continues to raise questions of prime importance to contemporary fiction. Included is a complete bibliography of Morrissette's scholarly works.

Related collections and offers

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780226540238
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Publication date: 07/28/1985
Series: Essays in Two Genres
Pages: 189
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Bruce Morrissette is Bernard E. and Ellen C. Sunny Distinguished Service Professor Emeritus in the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures and the College at the University of Chicago.

Table of Contents

1. Postmodern Generative Fiction
2. Aesthetic Response to Novel and Film
3. The Cinema Novel
4. The Case of Robbe-Grillet
5. International Aspects of the Nouveau Roman
6. Topology and the Nouveau Roman
7. Modes of "Point of View"
8. The Alienated "I"
9. Narrative "You"
10. Interior Duplication
11. Games and Game Structures in Robbe-Grillet
12. The Evolution of Viewpoint in Robbe-Grillet
Bruce Morrissette: A Bibliography

Customer Reviews