Resisting Novels (Routledge Revivals): Ideology and Fiction


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"By making friends with signs," Lennard Davis argues, "we are weakening the bond that anchors us to the social world, the world of action, and binding ourselves to the ideological." For the reader, this power of the novel needs to be resisted. But there is a double resistance at work: the novel is also a defensive structure positioning us against alienation and loneliness: the dehumanising symptoms of modern life. While discussions surrounding ideology in novels traditionally concentrate on thematics, in this study first ...

Resisting Novels (Routledge Revivals): Ideology and Fiction 2015, Routledge, London

ISBN-13: 9781138780927

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