The Resource The novel : an alternative history : beginnings to 1600, Steven Moore

The novel : an alternative history : beginnings to 1600, Steven Moore

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The novel : an alternative history : beginnings to 1600
Title
The novel
Title remainder
an alternative history : beginnings to 1600
Statement of responsibility
Steven Moore
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Encyclopedic in scope and heroically audacious, The Novel : An Alternative History is the first attempt in over a century to tell the complete story of our most popular literary form. Contrary to conventional wisdom, the novel did not originate in 18th-century England, nor even with Don Quixote, but is coeval with civilization itself. After a pugnacious introduction, in which Moore defends innovative, demanding novelists against their conservative critics, the book relaxes into a world tour of the premodern novel, beginning in ancient Egypt and ending in 16th-century China, with many exotic ports-of-call: Greek romances; Roman satires; medieval Sanskrit novels narrated by parrots; Byzantine erotic thrillers; 5000-page Arabian adventure novels; Icelandic sagas; delicate Persian novels in verse; Japanese war stories; even Mayan graphic novels. Throughout, Moore celebrates the innovators in fiction, tracing a continuum between these premodern experimentalists and their postmodern progeny. Irreverent, iconoclastic, informative, entertaining The Novel : An Alternative History is a landmark in literary criticism that will encourage readers to rethink the novel
Cataloging source
UKM
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1951-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Moore, Steven
Dewey number
809.3
Index
index present
LC call number
PN3451
LC item number
.M66 2010
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Fiction
  • Roman
  • Literature
Label
The novel : an alternative history : beginnings to 1600, Steven Moore
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 653-679) and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The ancient novel. Egyptian ; Mesopotamian ; Hebrew ; Greek ; Roman ; Christian -- The medieval novel. Irish ; Icelandic ; Byzantine ; Jewish ; Arthurian -- The Renaissance novel. Italian ; Spanish ; French ; English -- The Mesoamerican novel -- The Eastern novel. Indian ; Tibetan ; Arabic ; Persian -- The Far Eastern novel. Japanese ; Chinese
Control code
ocn496962025
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
vi, 698 pages
Isbn
9781441177049
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2010279268
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
9781441177049
System control number
(OCoLC)496962025
Label
The novel : an alternative history : beginnings to 1600, Steven Moore
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 653-679) and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The ancient novel. Egyptian ; Mesopotamian ; Hebrew ; Greek ; Roman ; Christian -- The medieval novel. Irish ; Icelandic ; Byzantine ; Jewish ; Arthurian -- The Renaissance novel. Italian ; Spanish ; French ; English -- The Mesoamerican novel -- The Eastern novel. Indian ; Tibetan ; Arabic ; Persian -- The Far Eastern novel. Japanese ; Chinese
Control code
ocn496962025
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
vi, 698 pages
Isbn
9781441177049
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2010279268
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
9781441177049
System control number
(OCoLC)496962025

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