Theory of the Novel
Selected from the writings of 37 authors and critics, the essays in this book fall into nine categories - Generic Identity; Narrative Technique; Point of View; Plot; Structure and Proportion; Style; Character; Time and Place; Symbol; and Life and Art. The selections are taken from the work of such critics as Maurice Z. Shroder, Phyllis Bentley, A. A. Mendilov, and Northrop Frye, and such novelists as Joseph Conrad, Henry James, E. M. Forster, Miguel de Cervantes, Henry Fielding, and André Gide. In addition, there is a 445 item bibliography containing virtually references needed in pursuing the problemas of fictional theory in twentieh-century criticism.
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