Matz, Jesse.

The modern novel : a short introduction / Jesse Matz. - Malden, MA : Blackwell Pub., 2004. - vi, 194 p. ; 24 cm. - Blackwell introductions to literature .

Includes bibliographical references (p. 182-189) and index.

When and Why: The Rise of the Modern Novel --
The "New Novel," circa 1914 --
Seven Modern Novelists --
"What is Reality?": The New Questions --
New Forms: Reshaping the Novel --
New Difficulties --
Regarding the Real World: Politics --
Questioning the Modern: Mid-Century Revisions --
Postmodern Replenishments --
Postcolonial Modernity --
Conclusions: Four Contemporary Modern Novelists --
The Future of the Modern Novel. Table of contents

Summary:
This book introduces readers to the history of the novel in the the nineteenth century and demonstrates its ongoing relevance as a literary form.



1405127015 1405100486 (hardcover : alk. paper) 1405100494 (pbk. : alk. paper) 9781405100496

2003018399


English fiction--History and criticism.--20th century
Modernism (Literature)--English-speaking countries.
American fiction--History and criticism.--20th century

PR888.M63 / M37 2004

823.094 / MAM 2004

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