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The true story of the novel, Margaret Anne Doody

Label
The true story of the novel
Title
The true story of the novel
Statement of responsibility
Margaret Anne Doody
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "One of the most successful literary lies," declares Margaret Anne Doody, "is the English claim to have invented the novel ... One of the best-kept literary secrets is the existence of novels in antiquity." In fact, as Doody goes on to demonstrate, the Novel of the Roman Empire is a joint product of Africa, Western Asia, and Europe. It is with this argument that The True Story of the Novel devastates and reconfigures the history of the novel as we know it
  • Twentieth-century historians and critics defending the novel have emphasized its role as superseding something else, as a sort of legitimate usurper that deposed the Epic, a replacement of myth, or religious narrative. To say that the Age of Early Christianity was really also the Age of the Novel rumples such historical tidiness - but so it was. From the outset of her discussion, Doody rejects the conventional Anglo-Saxon distinction between Romance and Novel. This eighteenth-century distinction, she maintains, served both to keep the foreign - dark-skinned peoples, strange speakers, Muslims, and others - largely out of literature and to obscure the diverse nature of the novel itself
  • This deeply informed and truly comparative work is staggering in its breadth. Doody treats not only recognized classics, but also works of usually unacknowledged subgenres - new readings of novels like The Pickwick Papers, Pudd'nhead Wilson, L'Assommoir, Death in Venice, and Beloved are accompanied by insights into Death on the Nile or The Wind in the Willows. Non-Western writers like Chinua Achebe and Witi Ihimaera are also included. In her last section, Doody goes on to show that Chinese and Japanese novels, early and late, bear a strong and not incidental affinity to their Western counterparts. Collectively, these readings offer the basis for a serious reassessment of the history and the nature of the novel
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Doody, Margaret Anne
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
PN3355
LC item number
.D66 1996
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Fiction
  • Fiction
  • Roman
  • Roman
  • Fiction
  • Fiction
  • Romans
Label
The true story of the novel, Margaret Anne Doody
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 531-553) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: In search of the ancient novel -- The ancient novel -- Love and suffering: the stories of the ancient novels -- Goddesses and virgins: the freedoms of chastity -- Apollonius of Tyre and Heliodorus' Aithiopika: fathers and daughters, and unriddling mother's plot -- Parody, masculinity, and metamorphosis: the Roman novels of Petronius and Apuleius -- The novelistic nature of ancient prose fiction: character, dialogue, setting, images -- Literary self-consciousness and ancient prose fiction: allusion, narrative, texts, and readers -- The ancient novel, religion, and allegory -- Ancient novels and the fiction of the Middle Ages -- The ancient novel in the age of print: versions and commentaries of the Renaissance -- Novels in the seventeenth century: histories of fiction and cultural conflicts -- The eighteenth century, and beyond: the rise of realism, and escape from it -- Breaking and entering -- Marshes, shores, and muddy margins -- Tomb, cave, and labyrinth -- Eros -- Ekphrasis: looking at the picture -- Ekphrasis: dreams and food -- The goddess -- Conclusion
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xx, 580 pages, [24] pages of plates
Isbn
9780813521688
Lccn
94039574
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)31291910
  • (OCoLC)ocm31291910
Label
The true story of the novel, Margaret Anne Doody
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 531-553) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: In search of the ancient novel -- The ancient novel -- Love and suffering: the stories of the ancient novels -- Goddesses and virgins: the freedoms of chastity -- Apollonius of Tyre and Heliodorus' Aithiopika: fathers and daughters, and unriddling mother's plot -- Parody, masculinity, and metamorphosis: the Roman novels of Petronius and Apuleius -- The novelistic nature of ancient prose fiction: character, dialogue, setting, images -- Literary self-consciousness and ancient prose fiction: allusion, narrative, texts, and readers -- The ancient novel, religion, and allegory -- Ancient novels and the fiction of the Middle Ages -- The ancient novel in the age of print: versions and commentaries of the Renaissance -- Novels in the seventeenth century: histories of fiction and cultural conflicts -- The eighteenth century, and beyond: the rise of realism, and escape from it -- Breaking and entering -- Marshes, shores, and muddy margins -- Tomb, cave, and labyrinth -- Eros -- Ekphrasis: looking at the picture -- Ekphrasis: dreams and food -- The goddess -- Conclusion
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xx, 580 pages, [24] pages of plates
Isbn
9780813521688
Lccn
94039574
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)31291910
  • (OCoLC)ocm31291910

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