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Fiction and Repetition

Seven English Novels

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$47.00 • £37.95 • €42.50

ISBN 9780674299269

Publication Date: 10/15/1985


260 pages

6-3/8 x 9-1/4 inches


[This] book does what good criticism must do: reanimate familiar texts by asking contemporary questions of them, thus clarifying the texts and deepening their mysteries. Professor Miller’s fascinating play of concepts will win new readers for these novels and send others back to explore the mysteries they missed on the last reading.The New York Times Book Review

Miller is a beautifully elegant writer, and one of this generation’s most penetrating literary analysts. [This] is easily the most important book on fiction in a decade.British Book News

A very important contribution to contemporary critical thought.Modern Fiction Studies

Miller’s quest for meaning is contagious and fruitful. All of the novels he discusses are illuminated by his reading, and, what is even more, they all seem honored by what he says. To read him is to discover both an added greatness in one narrative tradition and the unquestionable importance of his special kind of careful and intelligent criticism.—Wayne Booth

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