Present Tense : A Poetics

The invention of the present-tense novel is a literary event whose importance is on par with the discovery of perspective in painting. From the first novels shaped by interior monologues and the use of the present tense in the tradition of modernism, the present tense has, over the course of its century-long evolution, changed the conditions of fictional narration, along with our conceptions of time in a philosophical and linguistic framework. Indeed, to understand the work of an increasing number of contemporary writers ? J.M. Coetzee, Tom McCarthy, Thomas Pynchon, to name only a few ? it is necessary to both understand the distinct linguist...

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Main author: Avanessian, Armen.
Other authors: Hennig, Anke.
ISBN: 978-1-62892-764-1
Language: English
Published: London : Bloomsbury, cop. 2015.
Series: Literary Studies (Bloomsbury)
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CN: 159548
Format: Book


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Call number: M 2268
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