By William Vesterman
How have twentieth-century writers used thoughts in fiction to speak the human adventure of time? Dramatizing Time in Twentieth-Century Fiction explores this question through examining significant narratives of the final century that reveal how time turns into variously manifested to mirror and light up its operation in our lives.
Offering shut readings of either modernist and non-modernist writers comparable to Wodehouse, Stein, Lewis, Joyce, Hemingway, Faulkner, Borges, and Nabokov, the writer stocks and unifies the assumption, as set forth through the prestigious thinker Paul Ricoeur, that narratives instead of philosophy most sensible aid us comprehend time. they carry and converse its meanings via dramatizations in language and the reconfiguration of temporal adventure. This e-book explores many of the responses of creative imaginations to the mysteries of time and the desires of temporal association in glossy fiction. it really is for that reason a tremendous reference for a person with an curiosity in twentieth-century literature and the philosophy of time.
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Because Wyndham Lewis vs. ” But the identity in all these tricks of manner is deeper than a simple technical imitation would explain . . The passages are alike because (1) the person who is supposed to be writing is illiterate; and because (2) she or he is naïf, and engagingly childish. The manner shall be that of a very simple naïf person, suggesting extreme youth or at least the deepest inexperience; it shall be told with the breathlessness and monotony of a child; its charm shall be attached to a habit of nevervarying, sing-song repetition; and (this is of great importance) the child shall be a child of the people, with the pathos of the illiterate added to the pathos of the child (57).
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