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The Twentieth Century Novel: An Introduction

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An introductory student guide to the novel in the twentieth century, this text gives the student a socio-historic context against which to assess the modern, post-modern and contemporary novel.
Hardcover, 172 pages
Published March 15th 1997 by Palgrave Macmillan (first published January 1997)
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Kristin
Jan 20, 2008 Kristin rated it really liked it
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Excellent book to use as a general overview in theory; it's not too expensive and provides a very nice "history" of the modernist and postmodernist traditions, along with different modes of criticism.

Text does get a bit too far into listing dates, authors, and titles at times, when more of an in-depth description of ideas would be better.

It could also be broken down / organized in a more student-friendly way.
Allison
Oct 02, 2013 Allison rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
If you're an English major or if you plan on studying modern literature at any point than this book is enormously helpful. I've had these concepts explained repeatedly by professors, but this goes deeper with more clarity, good examples, and solid historical connections. It has the additional benefit of not being dry literary criticism. If I'd had this as a freshman my life would have been ten times easier.
D. Thompson
Dec 27, 2014 D. Thompson rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Our words change when we write and the first hundred years (1900-1999) were no exception. It's funny to think how we have impressionist painters and abstract sculptors when mere words can take us on the same kind of journey. This book is a great read and he is a great man.
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Apr 22, 2015 Abbas marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
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jacky
Nov 08, 2008 jacky rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I used this in my 20th Century Literature class in college (what a shocker!). If I remember correctly, my professor photocopied sections for us.
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