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Novelistic Love in the Platonic Tradition By Jennie Wang

Novelistic Love in the Platonic Tradition by Jennie Wang

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In this study of Socratic love stories - from Plato through Fielding and Faulkner to the postmodernists - the author puts forward a new narrative theory in the study of the novel.

Novelistic Love in the Platonic Tradition Summary

Novelistic Love in the Platonic Tradition: Fielding, Faulkner, and the Postmodernists by Jennie Wang

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 speculations, 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.

Novelistic Love in the Platonic Tradition Reviews

Wang expertly deconstructs the myth of love for these writers and reestablishes the hisoricity of their stories. -- Jerome Klinkowitz, Univerity of Northern Iowa * American Literary Scholarship *

About Jennie Wang

Jennie Wang is assistant professor of English at the University of Northern Iowa.

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GOR010635779
9780847686230
084768623X
Novelistic Love in the Platonic Tradition: Fielding, Faulkner, and the Postmodernists by Jennie Wang
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Rowman & Littlefield
1997-10-28
240
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