Politics and the Novel

Politics and the Novel

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Irving Howe s classic investigation of the role of revolutionary ideas in fiction is here reprinted in a new paperback edition. In establishing the role of the political novel and tracing its growth into the twentieth century, Mr. Howe draws his examples from Stendhal s The Red and the Black, Dostoevsky s The Possessed, Joseph Conrad s The Secret Agent, and Ivan Turgenev s Fathers and Sons. He also explains why American novels failed to integrate ideology, including Henry Adams s Democracy, Henry James s The Bostonians, and Nathaniel Hawthorne s The Blithedale Romance. His discussion of political fiction after World War II touches on Milan Kundera s The Book of Laughter and Forgetting, V. S. Naipaul s A Bend in the River, and Alexander Solzhenitsyn s The First Circle, among others. In all, Politics and the Novel offers the most enduring and authoritative view of the subject."
Publisher: Chicago : Ivan R. Dee, 2002.
ISBN: 9781566634618
156663461X
Branch Call Number: 809.3 HOWE
Characteristics: 273 pages ; 21 cm
Additional Contributors: Bromwich, David 1951-

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