A Companion to American Fiction 1865 - 1914 by Robert Paul Lamb

By Robert Paul Lamb

A significant other to American Fiction, 1865-1914 is a groundbreaking number of essays written by means of major critics for a large viewers of students, scholars, and common readers.

  • An awfully broad-ranging and available Companion to the research of yankee fiction of the post-civil warfare interval and the early 20th century Brings jointly 29 essays via best students, every one of which provides a synthesis of the easiest study and provides an unique perspective
  • Divided into sections on historic traditions and genres, contexts and subject matters, and significant authors
  • Covers a mix of canonical and the non-canonical issues, authors, literatures, and demanding approaches
  • Explores cutting edge subject matters, akin to ecological literature and ecocriticism, children’s literature, and the effect of Darwin on fiction

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Austin: University of Texas Press. Bal, Mieke (1997). Narratology: Introduction to the Theory of Narrative, 2nd edn. Toronto: University of Toronto Press. (First publ. ) Barrish, Phillip (2001). American Literary Realism, Critical Theory, and Intellectual Prestige, 1880– 1995. New York: Cambridge University Press. Barthes, Roland (1986). ‘‘The Reality Effect’’ (first publ. 1984). In The Rustle of Language, trans. Richard Howard, 141–8. New York: Hill & Wang. , ed. (1963). Documents of Modern Literary Realism.

Of experimental results. The artistic operations involved in realism were supposed to be harnessed to a project of representation, not fabrication. Accordingly, early nineteenth-century romance writers were deprecated by realists either for distorting reality (for which Mark Twain criticized both James Fenimore Cooper, in ‘‘Fenimore Cooper’s Literary Offences’’ [1895], and Sir Walter Scott, in Life on the Mississippi [1883]), or for failing to try to capture it (in the case of Nathaniel Hawthorne, who was admired but often relegated to quaint social irrelevance [Brodhead 1986: 82] – unless he was reclassified as a realist [Howells 1967: 115]).

Between the quotation of a character’s words or thoughts and the description of them by an observing narrator, free indirect discourse blurs the character’s perspective and the narrator’s (Bal 1997: 50). As an example of free indirect discourse at work in realism, consider Howells’s early description of Bartley Hubbard in A Modern Instance (1882), whose title proclaims a realist commitment to probing contemporary social issues. 2005 11:28am Nancy Glazener managed the office very economically, and by having the work done by girl-apprentices, with the help of one boy, he made it self-supporting.

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