Reading the Modern European Novel since 1900

Published on 14 March 2018

<p><b>An exploration of the modern European novel from a renowned English literature scholar</b></p> <p><i>Reading the Modern European Novel since 1900 </i>is an engaging, in-depth examination of the evolution of the modern European novel. Written in Daniel R. Schwarz’s precise and highly readable style, this critical study offers compelling discussions on a wide range of major works since 1900 and examines recurring themes within the context of significant historical events, including both World Wars and the Holocaust. The author cites important developments in the evolution of the modern novel and explores how these paradigmatic works of fiction reflect intellectual and cultural history, including developments in painting and cinema. Schwarz focuses on narrative complexity, thematic subtlety, and formal originality as well as how novels render historical events and cultural developments Discussing major works by Proust, Camus, Mann, Kafka, Grass, di Lampedusa, Bassani, Kertesz, Pamuk, Kundera, Saramago, Muller and Ferrante, Schwarz explores how these often experimental masterworks pay homage to the their major predecessors--discussed in Schwarz’s ground-breaking <i>Reading the European Novel to 1900</i>--even while proposing radical departures from realism in their approach to time and space, their testing the limits of language, and their innovative ways of rendering the human psyche.</p> <p>Written for teachers and students by a highly-acclaimed scholar and including valuable study questions, <i>Reading the Modern European Novel since 1900 </i>offers a guide for a deeper understanding of how these original modern masters respond to both the past and present.</p>



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Publisher
Wiley
ISBN
9781118680667
Language
eng
File Size
3.8 MB
Published
14 March 2018
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