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ISBN: 0691153167 / ISBN-13: 9780691153162

Empty Houses: Theatrical Failure and the Novel

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  • Empty Houses: Theatrical Failure and the Novel (Princeton University Press) – Trade paperback (2011)
    by David Kurnick

    Empty Houses: Theatrical Failure and the Novel

    Trade paperback, Princeton University Press
    2011
    English
    272 pages

    ISBN: 0691153167
    ISBN-13: 9780691153162

    According to the dominant tradition of literary criticism, the novel is the form par excellence of the private individual. "Empty Houses" challenges this consensus by reexamining the genre's development from the mid-nineteenth to the mid-twentieth century and exploring what has until now seemed an anomaly - the frustrated theatrical ambitions of major novelists. Offering new interpretations of the careers of William Makepeace Thackeray, George Eliot, Henry James, James Joyce, and James Baldwin - writers known for mapping ... Show more

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