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The Novel Art

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Author: Mark McGurl
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 0691214832
Size: 16.94 MB
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Category : Literary Criticism
Languages : en
Pages : 221
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Book Description: Once upon a time there were good American novels and bad ones, but none was thought of as a work of art. The Novel Art tells the story of how, beginning with Henry James, this began to change. Examining the late-nineteenth century movement to elevate the status of the novel, its sources, paradoxes, and reverberations into the twentieth century, Mark McGurl presents a more coherent and wide-ranging account of the development of American modernist fiction than ever before. Moving deftly from James to Stephen Crane, Edith Wharton, Gertrude Stein, William Faulkner, Dashiell Hammett, and Djuna Barnes among others, McGurl argues that what unifies this diverse group of ambitious writers is their agonized relation to a middling genre rarely included in discussions of the fine arts. He concludes that the new product, despite its authors' desire to distinguish it from popular forms, never quite forsook the intimacy the genre had long cultivated with the common reader. Indeed, the ''art novel'' sought status within the mass market, and among its prime strategies was a promotion of the mind as a source of value in an economy increasingly dependent on mental labor. McGurl also shows how modernism's obsessive interest in simple-mindedness revealed a continued concern with the masses even as it attempted to use this simplicity to produce a heightened sophistication of form. Masterfully argued and set in elegant prose, The Novel Art provides a rich new understanding of the fascinating road the American novel has taken from being an artless enterprise to an aesthetic one.


The Art Of The Novel

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Author: Henry James
Publisher:
ISBN:
Size: 61.73 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 348
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The Novel Art Of Murder

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Author: V.M. Burns
Publisher: Kensington Books
ISBN: 1496711866
Size: 51.26 MB
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Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 256
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Book Description: Mystery bookstore owner Samantha Washington is trying to keep her grandmother from spending her golden years in an orange jumpsuit . . . The small town of North Harbor, Michigan, is just not big enough for the two of them: flamboyant phony Maria Romanov and feisty Nana Jo. The insufferable Maria claims she's descended from Russian royalty and even had a fling with King Edward VIII back in the day. She’s not just a lousy liar, she's a bad actress, so when she nabs the lead in the Shady Acres Senior Follies—a part Nana Jo plays every year in their retirement village production—Nana Jo blows a gasket and reads her the riot act in front of everyone. Of course, when Maria is silenced with a bullet to the head, Nana Jo lands the leading role on the suspects list. Sam’s been writing her newest mystery, set in England between the wars, with her intrepid heroine Lady Daphne drawn into murder and scandal in the household of Winston Churchill. But now she has to prove that Nana Jo’s been framed. With help from her grandmother's posse of rambunctious retirees, Sam shines a spotlight on Maria’s secrets, hoping to draw the real killer out of the shadows . . . Praise for The Plot Is Murder “Readers of Carolyn Hart and Vicki Delany will appreciate the lively seniors, the humor, and the bookstore environment.” —Library Journal


The Visual Arts Pictorialism And The Novel

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Author: Marianna Torgovnick
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 1400857589
Size: 40.17 MB
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Category : Literary Criticism
Languages : en
Pages : 298
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Book Description: Marianna Torgovnick maintains that it is worthwhile to think about novels in terms of the visual arts--in part because major novelists like James, Lawrence, and Woolf did so, and did so fruitfully, as they were influenced by their perceptions of artistic movements. Originally published in 1985. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.


The Art Of The Novel

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Author: Milan Kundera
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 9780060093747
Size: 10.73 MB
Format: PDF
Category : Literary Criticism
Languages : en
Pages : 176
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Book Description: Kundera brilliantly examines the work of such important and diverse figures as Rabelais, Cervantes, Sterne, Diderot, Flaubert, Tolstoy, and Musil. He is especially penetrating on Hermann Broch, and his exploration of the world of Kafka's novels vividly reveals the comic terror of Kafka's bureaucratized universe. Kundera's discussion of his own work includes his views on the role of historical events in fiction, the meaning of action, and the creation of character in the post-psychological novel.


The Art Of Being Normal

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Author: Lisa Williamson
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
ISBN: 0374302391
Size: 28.20 MB
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Category : Young Adult Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 288
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Book Description: David Piper has always been an outsider. His parents think he's gay. The school bully thinks he's a freak. Only his two best friends know the real truth: David wants to be a girl. On the first day at his new school Leo Denton has one goal: to be invisible. Attracting the attention of the most beautiful girl in his class is definitely not part of that plan. When Leo stands up for David in a fight, an unlikely friendship forms. But things are about to get messy. Because at Eden Park School secrets have a funny habit of not staying secret for long , and soon everyone knows that Leo used to be a girl. As David prepares to come out to his family and transition into life as a girl and Leo wrestles with figuring out how to deal with people who try to define him through his history, they find in each other the friendship and support they need to navigate life as transgender teens as well as the courage to decide for themselves what normal really means.


The Art Of Richard Hughes

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Author: Paul Morgan
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Size: 50.84 MB
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Category : Art
Languages : en
Pages : 177
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Book Description: Richard Hughes (1900-1976) author of A High Wind in Jamaica, In Hazard and The Human Predicament is widely acknowledged as a popular and successful novelist. This first major study of his novels persuasively argues the case for regarding Hughes as a sophisticated modernist novelist and a far more complex and original artist than previously supposed. 'This is an admirable and, in my opinion, seminal work of criticism and nobody with a serious interest in the twentieth-century novel can afford to ignore it.' (New Welsh Review)


The Art Lover

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Author: Carole Maso
Publisher: New Directions Publishing
ISBN: 9780811216296
Size: 13.40 MB
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Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 249
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Book Description: In the aftermath of her father's death, Caroline, a young American woman, returns to New York to attend to final arrangements, oversees the death of a best friend, and tests the limits of love and the power of art in the face of life's inevitabilities. By the author of Ghost Dance. Reprint.


The Art Of Being

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Author: Yi-Ping Ong
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 0674916107
Size: 38.92 MB
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Category : Literary Criticism
Languages : en
Pages : 292
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Book Description: In this account of how the novel reorients philosophy toward the meaning of existence, Yi-Ping Ong shows that the existentialists discovered a radical way of thinking about the relation between the form of the novel and the nature of self-knowledge, freedom, and the world. At stake are the conditions under which knowledge of existence is possible.


Condemned

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Author: Art Gutkin
Publisher: Infinity Publishing
ISBN: 0741405075
Size: 57.84 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
Category :
Languages : en
Pages : 173
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