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The Resource Novelistic love in the platonic tradition : Fielding, Faulkner, and the postmodernists, Jennie Wang

Novelistic love in the platonic tradition : Fielding, Faulkner, and the postmodernists, Jennie Wang

Label
Novelistic love in the platonic tradition : Fielding, Faulkner, and the postmodernists
Title
Novelistic love in the platonic tradition
Title remainder
Fielding, Faulkner, and the postmodernists
Statement of responsibility
Jennie Wang
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"The love story is an integral part of many novels. What is its narrative status? How does it function, and why? In this original study of Socratic "love stories," from Plato through Fielding and Faulkner to the postmodernists, Jennie Wang proposes a new narrative theory in the study of the novel, which deconstructs the mimesis of "love stories" and reconstructs their historicity. Wang claims that in the Platonic tradition, the construction of "love stories" is often a dramatization of the author's historical vision, philosophical speculation, cultural criticism, or political ideology. Novelistic love functions as a literary medium, a power of free speech, that enables the novelist to speak unspeakable truths and include excluded subjects. Wang's work will be of interest to both philosophers and scholars of American literature and postmodernism."--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
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1952-
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Wang, Jennie
Dewey number
823.009/3543
Index
index present
LC call number
PR830.L69
LC item number
W36 1997
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • American fiction
  • Romance fiction
  • English fiction
  • Platonic love in literature
  • Postmodernism (Literature)
  • English fiction
  • Fielding, Henry
  • Faulkner, William
  • Postmodernism (Literature)
  • Plato
Label
Novelistic love in the platonic tradition : Fielding, Faulkner, and the postmodernists, Jennie Wang
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 193-205) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 5.
  • Romantic Love as an Antithesis to the Epic: Faulkner's Go Down, Moses
  • 1.
  • The Lover's Discourse in Postmodern Fiction: From Finnegans Wake to Smiles on Washington Square
  • 2.
  • The Invention of "Greek" Love Stories: Plato's Symposium
  • 3.
  • Epic Love and the English Novel
  • 4.
  • The Legitimate Lover of "Sophia" and the Rightful Ruler: Fielding's The History of Tom Jones, a Foundling
Control code
37107225
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxi, 215 pages
Isbn
9780847686223
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
97025282
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Label
Novelistic love in the platonic tradition : Fielding, Faulkner, and the postmodernists, Jennie Wang
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 193-205) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 5.
  • Romantic Love as an Antithesis to the Epic: Faulkner's Go Down, Moses
  • 1.
  • The Lover's Discourse in Postmodern Fiction: From Finnegans Wake to Smiles on Washington Square
  • 2.
  • The Invention of "Greek" Love Stories: Plato's Symposium
  • 3.
  • Epic Love and the English Novel
  • 4.
  • The Legitimate Lover of "Sophia" and the Rightful Ruler: Fielding's The History of Tom Jones, a Foundling
Control code
37107225
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxi, 215 pages
Isbn
9780847686223
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
97025282
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n

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