OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS

The Pace of Fiction: Narrative Movement and the Novel

ISBN : 9780198858287

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¥10,956
著者: 
Brian Gingrich
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224 ページ
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Hardcover
サイズ
156 x 234 mm
刊行日
2021年07月
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The Pace of Fiction redefines the literary history of the novel by analyzing its most elaborate feature: its pace. It moves from the rise of the novel to realism and modernism. It starts by tracing the evolution of two narrative units: scenes ("shown" slowly) and summaries ("told" swiftly). These units emerge from the conflict of epic and drama, gain shape in the commentaries of Fielding and Goethe, and become dynamically opposed in nineteenth-century realism. In Middlemarch, they rotate in regular sequence: summaries move swiftly until scenes slow them down; scenes play out dramatically until summaries sweep them forward; their movement imitates the conflict of fate and free will. Over the course of the nineteenth century, however, scenic impulses overtake summary storytelling. The reader sees the tendency already in Austen's dialogues, Hawthorne's tableaux, or Balzac's battering drama, and finds it in Jane Eyre's placement of summaries in private scenes. When Flaubert extends scenic vividness to all of his summaries, and when Henry James subordinates his summaries to scenic consciousness, the extreme pressure of scene upon summary brings the opposition of realist pacing to collapse. But other oppositions arise in the modernisms that follow. In the alternation of stasis and kinesis, of drifting thoughts and everyday actions, of stories and acts of storytelling-in Proust, Joyce, Woolf, Mann, Hemingway-pace gathers and creates meaning in new ways.

目次: 

Introduction
1 Narrative Discourse, Literary History
2 Rise of the Scene-and-Summary Novel
3 Realist Pace
4 Collapse of the Scenic Method
5 Epiphanic and Everyday Modernisms

著者について: 

Brian Gingrich is Visiting Assistant Professor at The University of Texas at Austin. His research ranges across nineteenth- and twentieth-century literature on the novel, modernism, and cinema.

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