Chance and the Modern British Novel: From Henry Green to Iris Murdoch
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Chance and the Modern British Novel: From Henry Green to Iris Murdoch

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ISBN-13:
9781441125316
Einband:
Buch
Erscheinungsdatum:
01.05.2010
Seiten:
173
Autor:
Julia Jordan
Gewicht:
440 g
Format:
236x173x20 mm
Serie:
Continuum Literary Studies
Sprache:
Englisch
Beschreibung:

Acknowledgements; Preface; Introduction; 1. A Fine Thing: A History of Chance; 2. 'Swear to tell me everything that goes wrong': Henry Green and Free Will in the Novel; 3. 'I admire the will to welcome everything - the stupid violence of chance': Samuel Beckett and the Representation of Possibility; 4. 'Let's Celebrate the Accidental': B.S. Johnson, the Aleatory and the Radical Generation.; 5. 'The incomprehensible operation of grace': Mess, Contingency, and the Example of Iris Murdoch.; Conclusion; Bibliography; Index.
Examines the ways mid-twentieth century writers represent chance, arguing that their depictions of, and anxieties about, chance mark a new relationship between author and narrative.