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Motives for Fiction

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$70.50 • £56.95 • €63.50

ISBN 9780674587625

Publication Date: 01/01/1984


248 pages


Related Subjects

  • I. Fiction and Reality
    • Mimesis and the Motive for Fiction
    • History and the New American Novel
    • The American Political Novel
    • The Real and Imaginary Worlds of Norman Mailer
    • Nabokov and the Art of Politics
    • Ada, or the Perils of Paradise
    • Tristrant Shandy and the Game of Love
    • The Demons of History in Dickens’s Tale
    • Flaubert Through His Letters
    • Proust and the Ideological Reader
    • Borges, Stevens, and Post-Symbolist Writing
    • Daniel Martin and the Mimetic Task
  • II. The Stances of Criticism
    • The American Edmund Wilson
    • Literature and Ideology in the Thirties
    • The Education of Alfred Kazin
    • Literary Lives
  • Notes
  • Credits
  • Index

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