The Self-Conscious Novel

The Self-Conscious Novel
Artifice in Fiction from Joyce to Pynchon

Brian Stonehill

232 pages | 6 x 9 | 4 illus.
Cloth 1989 | ISBN 9780812280982 | Buy from De Gruyter $79.95 | €69.95 | £70.50
Ebook 2016 | ISBN 9781512807325 | Buy from De Gruyter $79.95 | €69.95 | £70.50
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An Anniversary Collection volume

"A wonderfully penetrating examination"—Saul Bellow
"Stonehill's book is for readers who read and like fiction, even for writers who like fiction, all of whom, if they like good criticism, might well start with The Self-Conscious Novel—literate, informed, and respectful of all readers."—Wright Morris

"This book . . will be welcomed by students seeking to impose some order and definition on the increasingly impenetrable output of the postmodernists now flowing into the literary marketplace. With its sensible analysis and its ordered categories of the characteristics of 'self-conscious' fiction, it provides a guide of sorts through the jungle. . . . The book, in its range and conception, is extremely useful to students of the novel."—Modern Fiction Studies

Brian Stonehill (1953-1997) was Professor of English and founder of the media studies program at Pomona College. He served as a senior fiction judge for the Los Angeles Times Book Prizes from 1992 through 1994.

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