Novels, Maps, Modernity

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September 2009



Considers the place of the reader in the fictional world of the novel, looking at how authors work to orient and disorient within imaginative space.


List of Figures. Acknowledgements. Introduction: Orienting, Disorienting the Novel 1. On Getting Oriented 2. Melville's Zig-Zag World-Circle 3. Joyce's Geodesy 4. Pynchon's Baedeker Trick 5. On Getting Lost Notes. Bibliography. Index


Yale University, USA


"Bulson has written a volume!that provides lucid and imaginative observations on the novelistic representation of place from the mid-nineteenth century works of Charles Dickens and Herman Melville to late twentieth-century fiction by Thomas Pynchon and W.G. Sebald. Bulson's point of departure is the seldom acknowledged importance that documents of geographical orientation--most notably maps and guide books--have played in the writing, reading, and criticism of fiction. As a work of literary criticism, Novels, Maps, Modernity is well researched, provocative, and highly readable. Not only does it offer fresh readings of three of the most widely studied novels in the Anglo-American canon, but it provides new ways of looking at any novelistic representation of geographical place." --Jon Hegglund, Washington State University, Modern Philology
EAN: 9780415800532
ISBN: 0415800536
Untertitel: maps. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Erscheinungsdatum: September 2009
Seitenanzahl: 192 Seiten
Format: kartoniert
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