Modern Criticism and Theory: A Reader (2nd Edition) by David Lodge, Nigel Wood

By David Lodge, Nigel Wood

'In our period, feedback isn't really simply a library of secondary aids to the certainty and appreciation of literary texts, but additionally a quickly increasing physique of data in its personal right.' (David Lodge)This new version of David Lodge's sleek feedback and thought is totally revised and accelerated to take account of the advancements of theoretical and basic curiosity in modern literary feedback given that book of the 1st version in 1988. construction at the strengths of the 1st variation, the amount is designed to introduce the reader to the guiding recommendations of current literary and cultural debate by means of proposing gigantic extracts from the period's such a lot seminal thinkers.

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Frédéric and Deslauriers, the boyhood friends, think back to their youthful friendship. This little incident then occurred: one day they showed up in the bordello of their home town, stealthily and timidly, doing nothing but presenting the patronne with a bouquet of flowers which they had picked in their own gardens. 'This story was still discussed three years later. And now they told it to each other in detail, each supplementing the recollection of the other. "' With such an insight the novel reaches an end which is more proper to it, in a stricter sense, than to any story.

Now mainly valued for his children's adventure stories, such as Treasure Island ( 1882), The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde ( 1886) and The Master of Ballantrae ( 1889). -29- CHAPTER 3 Roman Jakobson INTRODUCTORY NOTE-DL Roman Jakobson ( 1896-1982) was one of the most powerful minds in twentieth-century intellectual history, though general recognition of this fact came rather late in his long life. He was born in Russia and was a founder-member of the Moscow Linguistic Circle which played a major part in the development of Russian formalism.

What can be handed on orally, the wealth of the epic, is of a different kind from what constitutes the stock in trade of the novel. What differentiates the novel from all other forms of prose literature -- the fairy tale, the legend, even the novella -- is that it neither comes from oral tradition nor goes into it. This distinguishes it from storytelling in particular. The storyteller takes what he tells from experience -- his own or that reported by others. And he in turn makes it the experience of those who are listening to his tale.

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