Download E-books The Technology of the Novel: Writing and Narrative in British Fiction PDF

By Tony E. Jackson

The relationship among speech and writing in human language has been a question of philosophical debate on account that antiquity. by way of plumbing the depths of this advanced dating, Tony E. Jackson explains how the expertise of alphabetic writing has made up our minds the character of the fashionable novel.
Jackson's research starts with the common human act of oral storytelling. whereas telling tales is key to human adventure, writing isn't. but the radical, might be greater than the other literary shape, relies on writing. in truth, as Jackson indicates relatively in actual fact, it truly is writing instead of print that almost all shapes the kinds and contents of the genre.
Through extraordinary new readings of works through Austen, Mary Shelley, Dickens, Forster, Woolf, Lessing, and McEwan, Jackson finds how the phenomena of speech and storytelling engage with the technological features of writing. He additionally explains how these interactions triggered the primary adjustments within the novel from its eighteenth-century beginnings to postmodernism and past. His claims, grounded in a latest knowing of human cognitive capacities and constraints, provide a clean interpretive method of all written literature.
An crucial textual content within the research of the written note, The know-how of the Novel presents new insights into the evolving nature of 1 of the trendy world's most well-liked narrative forms.

Show description

Read Online or Download The Technology of the Novel: Writing and Narrative in British Fiction PDF

Best Criticism Theory books

Radical Children's Literature: Future Visions and Aesthetic Transformations in Juvenile Fiction

This e-book reappraises where of kid's literature, exhibiting it to be an artistic house the place writers and illustrators attempt new rules approximately books, society, and narratives in an age of speedy verbal exchange and multi-media. It seems on the tales concerning the international and adolescents; the interplay with altering childhoods and new applied sciences.

Conversion and Reform in the British Novel in the 1790s: A Revolution of Opinions

Conversion and Reform analyzes the paintings of these British reformists writing within the 1790s who reshaped the conventions of fiction to reposition the unconventional as a innovative political device. contains new readings of key figures corresponding to Mary Wollstonecraft and Thomas Holcroft.

Hatred and Civility: The Antisocial Life in Victorian England

This vigorous, available account of ancient and literary works explains why many Victorians nursed a adverse imaginative and prescient of guy and society and the way misanthropy--once a method of conveying integrity and justified disdain of society's excesses--turned immoral and quasi-criminal. offering a shocking new viewpoint at the previous, Christopher Lane indicates that the enthusiasts troubling us this day percentage many traits with our supposedly ethical ancestors.

Literature, Analytically Speaking: Explorations in the Theory of Interpretation, Analytic Aesthetics, and Evolution (Cognitive Approaches to Literature and Culture)

In a brand new method of interdisciplinary literary idea, Literature, Analytically talking integrates literary reports with analytic aesthetics, girded via neo-Darwinian evolution. Scrutinizing narrative fiction via a lens supplied via analytic philosophy, respected literary theorist Peter Swirski places new lifestyles into literary idea whereas fashioning a collection of useful instructions for critics within the interpretive trenches.

Additional info for The Technology of the Novel: Writing and Narrative in British Fiction

Show sample text content

Rated 4.54 of 5 – based on 4 votes