The Maximalist Novel PDF ePub eBook

Books Info:

The Maximalist Novel free pdf The Maximalist Novel sets out to define a new genre of contemporary fiction that developed in the United States from the early 1970s, and then gained popularity in Europe in the early twenty-first century. The maximalist novel has a very strong symbolic and morphological identity. Ercolino sets out ten particular elements which define and structure it as a complex literary form: length, an encyclopedic mode, dissonant chorality, diegetic exuberance, completeness, narrratorial omniscience, paranoid imagination, inter-semiocity, ethical commitment, and hybrid realism. These ten characteristics are common to all of the seven works that centre his discussion: Gravity's Rainbow by Thomas Pynchon, Infinite Jest by David Foster Wallace, Underworld by Don DeLillo, White Teeth by Zadie Smith, The Corrections by Jonathan Franzen, 2666 by Roberto Bolano, and 2005 dopo Cristo by the Babette Factory. Though the ten features are not all present in the same way or form in every single text, they are all decisive in defining the genre of the maximalist novel, insofar as they are systematically co-present. Taken singularly, they can be easily found both in modernist and postmodern novels, which are not maximalist. Nevertheless, it is precisely their co-presence, as well as their reciprocal articulation, which make them fundamental in demarcating the maximalist novel as a genre.

About Stefano Ercolino

Stefano Ercolino is Assistant Professor of Comparative Literature at Underwood International College, Yonsei University, Seoul, Korea. A former Fulbright Scholar at Stanford University, USA, and DAAD Postdoctoral Fellow in the Peter Szondi Institute of Comparative Literature at the Freie Universitat Berlin, Germany, he is the author of The Novel-Essay, 1884-1947.

Details Book

Author : Stefano Ercolino
Publisher : Bloomsbury Academic USA
Data Published : 22 October 2015
ISBN : 1501314297
EAN : 9781501314292
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 208 pages
Age + : 18 years
Language : English
Rating :

Reviews The Maximalist Novel

17 Comments Add a comment

Related eBooks Download

  • Absolutely Beautiful Things free pdfAbsolutely Beautiful Things

    'I believe in the concept of the more you layer the better. I'm a maximalist. not a minimalist.' In Absolutely Beautiful Things. designer Anna Spiro shares secrets from her life in decorating..

  • A Companion to Romance free pdfA Companion to Romance

    Romance is a varied and fluid literary genre. notoriously difficult to define. This groundbreaking companion surveys the many permutations of romance throughout the ages. It considers the literary and historical development of the romance genre from its classical origins to the present day..

  • Genre Trajectories free pdfGenre Trajectories

    The overarching ambition of Genre Trajectories is to explore trends and developments in genre studies in the early 21st century. The volume seeks both to explore and to problematize genre and genre studies by exposing the field to new identifications..

  • Science Fiction Century free pdfScience Fiction Century

    "Science fiction is the characteristic literary genre of the century. It is the genre that stands in opposition to literary modernism." So says David G. Hartwell in his introduction to "The Science Fiction Century..

  • 2666 [FRE] free pdf2666 [FRE]

    Written with burning intesity in the last years of Roberto Bolano's life. "2666" has been greeted across the world as the great writer's masterpiece. surpassing everything in imagination..

  • The Maximalist Novel free pdfThe Maximalist Novel

    Free E Book. The Maximalist Novel sets out to define a new genre of contemporary fiction that developed in the United States from the early 1970s, and then gained popularity in Europe in the early twe