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Form as Content and Rhetoric in the Modern Novel

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Michael Boccia

Contents: The introduction establishes the aesthetic and critical basis for the work, and the remaining chapters examine individual works and writers in this context. This book examines fiction of Lawrence Durrell, Djuna Barnes, Manuel Puig, Ismael Reed, John Fowles, William Gaddis, and Vladimir Nabokov in terms of the author's aesthetics. The forms of their works are shown to be reflections of the themes and as a means of provoking the readers' interests.