About the Book
The book focuses on the category of character in fiction. It provides a general outline of different approaches to literary character followed by nineteen essays on individual authors from Conrad to Coetzee, on various genres from utopia, fantasy and gothic fiction to academic novel, and on characters’ extra-textual contexts from intertextuality to history and autobiography.
Characters in Literary Fictions is likely to perform the role of a lucid and inspiring guide to the complexities of character in fiction. The volume offers fresh insights into the work of diverse authors. Additionally, it constitutes a comprehensive overview of contemporary and historical forms of narrative fiction. The impressive scope of approaches offered – from structuralism to cognitivism – will make this volume indispensable to anyone interested in literary studies and character analysis.
Wojciech NowickiMaria Curie-Skłodowska University in Lublin
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