The Doing and Undoing of Fiction: A Study of Joseph Andrews

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Joseph Andrews is almost unanimously considered Fielding's apprentice piece in the art of novel-writing. Though specific features of the book have won its author wide acclaim, the work as a whole has often been called a failure. This study aims at a reassessment of Fielding's most -surrealist- novel. It focusses on its experimental mood, which relates it to Tristram Shandy and A Tale of a Tub, and to modern texts such as Alice in Wonderland and Joyce's Ulysses. Marking the dawn of realistic fiction Joseph Andrews betrays an ...

The Doing and Undoing of Fiction: A Study of Joseph Andrews 1983, Peter Lang Gmbh, Internationaler Verlag Der Wissenschaften, Bern

ISBN-13: 9783261033741

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