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The Novel : An Alternative History: Beginnings to 1600 (Reprint): Moore, Steven: BOOKS KINOKUNIYA
书籍资料
The Novel : An Alternative History: Beginnings to 1600 (Reprint)
The Novel : An Alternative History: Beginnings to 1600 (Reprint)
作者: Moore, Steven
出版日期 : 2011/10
Binding : Paperback
ISBN : 9781441145475

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语言 : English
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书籍简介
Source: ENG
Academic Descriptors: A23305030 A23010200
Academic Level: Undergraduate
Review:
Shelf Worthy - Adult Trade - Spring 2012

This title tells a comprehensive history - and controversial reappraisal - of the world's most popular and innovative literary form. Encyclopedic in scope and heroically audacious, "The Novel: An Alternative History" is the first attempt in over a century to tell the complete story of our most popular literary form. Contrary to conventional wisdom, the novel did not originate in 18th-century England, nor even with Don Quixote, but is coeval with civilization itself. After a pugnacious introduction, in which Moore defends innovative, demanding novelists against their conservative critics, the book relaxes into a world tour of the premodern novel, beginning in ancient Egypt and ending in 16th-century China, with many exotic ports-of-call: Greek romances; Roman satires; medieval Sanskrit novels narrated by parrots; Byzantine erotic thrillers; 5000-page Arabian adventure novels; Icelandic sagas; delicate Persian novels in verse; Japanese war stories; even Mayan graphic novels. Throughout, Moore celebrates the innovators in fiction, tracing a continuum between these premodern experimentalists and their postmodern progeny.Irreverent, iconoclastic, informative, entertaining - "The Novel: An Alternative History" is a landmark in literary criticism that will encourage readers to rethink the novel.

Contents
IntroductionMesopotamian; Hebrew; Greek; Roman; Christian; Chapter 2: The Medieval Novel; Irish; Icelandic; Byzantine; Jewish; Arthurian; Chapter 3: The Renaissance Novel; Italian; Spanish; French; English; Bridge: The Mesoamerican Novel. Chapter 4: The Eastern Novel; Indian; Tibetan; Arabic; Persian; Chapter 5: The Far Eastern Novel; Japanese; Chinese; Bibliography; Chronological Index of Novels Discussed; General Index.