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The Poetics of Novels

Fiction and its Execution


About this book


The Poetics of Novels deals with the fundamentals of novel-writing and the execution of such, and though it engages specific notions of literary and cultural theory, it privileges the architectonics of the texts themselves as it crosses boundaries of both time and culture. Novels include: Austen's Northanger Abbey , Beckett's Company , Brontë's Wuthering Heights , Cervantes' Don Quixote , Flaubert's Madame Bovary , Hamsun's Hunger , Hardy's Tess of the D'Urbervilles , Lispector's Hour of the Star and Smart's By Grand Central Station I Sat Down and Wept .


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Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Chapman UniversityOrangeUSA

About the authors

Mark Axelrod is a Professor in the Department of Comparative Literature at Chapman University, USA.

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Recommended for scholars, critics, and those interested in advanced literary studies. Choice