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The Resource The irresponsible self : on laughter and the novel, James Wood

The irresponsible self : on laughter and the novel, James Wood

Label
The irresponsible self : on laughter and the novel
Title
The irresponsible self
Title remainder
on laughter and the novel
Statement of responsibility
James Wood
Title variation
On laughter and the novel
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1965-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Wood, James
Dewey number
809.3917
Index
no index present
LC call number
PN3352.C6
LC item number
W66 2004
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Fiction
  • Fiction
  • Comedy
Label
The irresponsible self : on laughter and the novel, James Wood
Instantiates
Publication
Bar code
  • 31223060661585
  • 31223060661593
  • 31223060661411
  • 31223060661429
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : comedy and the irresponsible self -- Don Quixote's Old and New Testaments -- Shakespeare and the pathos of rambling -- How Shakespeare's "irresponsibility" saved Coleridge -- Dostoevsky's God -- Isaac Babel and the dangers of exaggeration -- Saltykov-Shchedrin's subversion of hypocrisy -- Anna Karenina and characterisation -- Italo Svevo's unreliable comedy -- Giovanni Verga's comic sympathy -- Joseph Roth's empire of signs -- Bohumil Harabal's comic world -- J.F. Powers and the priests -- Hysterical realism -- Jonathan Franzen and the "social novel" -- Tom Wolfe's shallowness, and the problem of information -- Salman Rushdie's nobu novel -- Monica Ali's novelties -- Coetzec's disgrace : a few skeptical thoughts -- Saul Bellow's comic style -- The real Mr. Biswas -- V.S. Pritchett and English comedy -- Henry Green's England
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
viii, 312 p.
Isbn
9780374177379
Lccn
2003022955
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
bro-copy20040708-057
System control number
53287677
Label
The irresponsible self : on laughter and the novel, James Wood
Publication
Bar code
  • 31223060661585
  • 31223060661593
  • 31223060661411
  • 31223060661429
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : comedy and the irresponsible self -- Don Quixote's Old and New Testaments -- Shakespeare and the pathos of rambling -- How Shakespeare's "irresponsibility" saved Coleridge -- Dostoevsky's God -- Isaac Babel and the dangers of exaggeration -- Saltykov-Shchedrin's subversion of hypocrisy -- Anna Karenina and characterisation -- Italo Svevo's unreliable comedy -- Giovanni Verga's comic sympathy -- Joseph Roth's empire of signs -- Bohumil Harabal's comic world -- J.F. Powers and the priests -- Hysterical realism -- Jonathan Franzen and the "social novel" -- Tom Wolfe's shallowness, and the problem of information -- Salman Rushdie's nobu novel -- Monica Ali's novelties -- Coetzec's disgrace : a few skeptical thoughts -- Saul Bellow's comic style -- The real Mr. Biswas -- V.S. Pritchett and English comedy -- Henry Green's England
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
viii, 312 p.
Isbn
9780374177379
Lccn
2003022955
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
bro-copy20040708-057
System control number
53287677

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