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The irresponsible self : on laughter and the novel, James Wood

Label
The irresponsible self : on laughter and the novel
Title
The irresponsible self
Title remainder
on laughter and the novel
Statement of responsibility
James Wood
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1965-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Wood, James
Dewey number
809.3/917
Index
no index present
LC call number
PN3352.C6
LC item number
W66 2004
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Fiction
  • Fiction
  • Comedy
Label
The irresponsible self : on laughter and the novel, James Wood
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Introduction : comedy and the irresponsible self -- Shakespeare and the pathos of rambling -- How Shakespeare's 'irresponsibility' saved Coleridge -- Dostoevsky's God -- Isaac Babel and the dangers of exaggeration -- Saltykov-Shchedrin's subversion of hypocrisy -- Anna Karenina and characterisation -- Italo Svevo's unreliable comedy -- Giovanni Verga's comic sympathy -- Joseph Roth's empire of signs -- Bohumil Harabal's comic world -- J.F. Powers and the priests -- Hysterical realism -- Jonathan Franzen and the 'social novel' -- Tom Wolfe's shallowness and the problem of information -- Salman Rushdie's nobu novel -- Monica Ali's novelties -- Saul Bellow's comic style -- The real Mr. Biswas -- V.S. Pritchett and English comedy -- Henry Green's England
Control code
ocm53287677
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
312 p.
Isbn
9780374177379
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2003022955
Label
The irresponsible self : on laughter and the novel, James Wood
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Introduction : comedy and the irresponsible self -- Shakespeare and the pathos of rambling -- How Shakespeare's 'irresponsibility' saved Coleridge -- Dostoevsky's God -- Isaac Babel and the dangers of exaggeration -- Saltykov-Shchedrin's subversion of hypocrisy -- Anna Karenina and characterisation -- Italo Svevo's unreliable comedy -- Giovanni Verga's comic sympathy -- Joseph Roth's empire of signs -- Bohumil Harabal's comic world -- J.F. Powers and the priests -- Hysterical realism -- Jonathan Franzen and the 'social novel' -- Tom Wolfe's shallowness and the problem of information -- Salman Rushdie's nobu novel -- Monica Ali's novelties -- Saul Bellow's comic style -- The real Mr. Biswas -- V.S. Pritchett and English comedy -- Henry Green's England
Control code
ocm53287677
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
312 p.
Isbn
9780374177379
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2003022955

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