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Characters in Literary Fictions


Edited By Jadwiga Wegrodzka

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.
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Characters in literary fictions / Jadwiga Wegrodzka (ed.).

pages cm. — (Mediated fictions ; 9)

Includes index.

ISBN 978-3-631-64056-2

1. Fiction—History and criticism. 2. Characters and characteristics in literature. 3. Character in literature. 4. Fiction—Technique. 5. Narration (Rhetoric) I. Wegrodzka, Jadwiga, 1956- editor.

PN3411.C47 2015


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