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Author Schmidt, Michael, 1947-

Title The novel : a biography / Michael Schmidt.

Publication Info. Cambridge, Massachusetts ; London, England : The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2014.


Location Call No. Status
 West Hartford, Noah Webster Library - Non Fiction  809.3 SCHMIDT    Check Shelf
Description xi, 1172 pages ; 26 cm
Note Includes index.
Summary The 700-year history of the novel in English defies straightforward telling. Geographically and culturally diverse, with contributions from Great Britain, Ireland, America, Canada, Australia, India, the Caribbean, and Southern Africa, influenced by great novelists working in other languages, and encompassing a range of genres, the story of the novel in English unfolds like a richly varied landscape that invites exploration rather than a linear journey. In The Novel: A Biography, Michael Schmidt quotes from "artist practitioners," from letters, diaries, reviews, and essays of novelists, and draws on their biographies, to invite us into the creative dialogues between authors and between books, and suggest how these dialogues have shaped the development of the novel in English -- Source other than Library of Congress.
Subject Fiction -- History and criticism.
ISBN 9780674724730 (cloth : alk. paper)
0674724739 (cloth : alk. paper)
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