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The Novel

Language and Narrative from Cervantes to Calvino

The Novel( )
Author: Brink, André
ISBN:978-0-333-68408-5
Publication Date:May 1998
Publisher:Palgrave Macmillan Limited
Imprint:Red Globe Press
Book Format:Hardback
List Price:USD $100.99
Book Description:

The Postmodernist novel has become famous for the extremes of its narcissistic involvement with language. In this challenging and wide-ranging new study, André Brink argues that this self-consciousness has been a characteristic of the novel since its earliest stirrings. More specifically, every novel appears both to construct, and to be constructed by, its own notion of language, elaborated through all the strategies of narrative. Taking as his starting point 'the propensity for story'...
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Book Details
Pages:384
Detailed Subjects: Literary Criticism / General
Language Arts & Disciplines / Writing / Fiction Writing
Language Arts & Disciplines / Rhetoric
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):5.499 x 8.658 x 0.741 Inches
Book Weight:1.298 Pounds
Author Biography
Brink, André (Author)
André Brink was born on May 29, 1935 in Vrede, South Africa. He studied English and Afrikaans at the University in Potchefstroom and comparative literature in Paris. He was a South African writer and educator.

He became a part of a group of writers known as Die Sestigers upon returning to South Africa in the 1960s. The group aimed to broaden Afrikaner fiction by writing about sexual and moral matters and the failings of the traditional political system. His books included Rumors of Rain, Looking on Darkness, A Dry White Season, and States of Emergency. Some of his books were banned in South Africa.

He became a professor of Afrikaans and Dutch literature at Rhodes University and professor of English at the University of Cape Town. He has received the 1980 Martin Luther King Prize, the 1980 French Prix Medicis Etranger, and the 1982 Chevalier of the Legion d'Honneur. He was shortlisted for the Booker Prize twice and nominated for the Nobel Prize for literature on several occasions. He died on February 6, 2015 at the age of 79.

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