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The Resource The poetics of protest : literary form and political implication in the victim-of-society novel, George Goodin

The poetics of protest : literary form and political implication in the victim-of-society novel, George Goodin

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The poetics of protest : literary form and political implication in the victim-of-society novel
Title
The poetics of protest
Title remainder
literary form and political implication in the victim-of-society novel
Statement of responsibility
George Goodin
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Goodin takes a formalistic approach to political expression in the victim-of-society novel, asking the question, how do the formal features of the novel constrain thematic expression? He notes that the writer must balance the protagonist's role as victim against the role as resilient human being capable of dealing with his or her problems. If the protagonist is too strong, both help and reform become unnecessary; if too weak, the situation becomes hopeless, thus limiting the power and appeal of the work as art and as political protest. Goodin offers a schema of different types of victims: the innocent, the virtuous, the flawed, and the pseudo, examining twenty different novels. He concludes by examining the options the writers have with respect to the character and fate of their protagonists. Hewing to a rather old-fashioned insistence on the interaction between the text and society, Goodin suggests that even though imperfect, these novels probably have decreased the amount of injustice in the real world
Action
digitized
Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Goodin, George
Dewey number
809.3/93520694
Index
index present
LC call number
PN3448.P6
LC item number
G66 1985eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Fiction
  • Political fiction
  • Politics and literature
  • Literature and society
  • Narration (Rhetoric)
  • Victims in literature
  • Roman
  • Politique et littérature
  • Littérature et société
  • Narration
  • TRAVEL
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
  • Fiction
  • Literature and society
  • Narration (Rhetoric)
  • Political fiction
  • Politics and literature
  • Victims in literature
  • Romans
  • Sociaal protest
  • Slachtoffers
Label
The poetics of protest : literary form and political implication in the victim-of-society novel, George Goodin
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Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 199-213) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: A problem in composition -- The innocent victim: Oliver Twist, Ivan Denisovich, The dollmaker -- The virtuous victim: Les misérables, Billy Budd, The power and the glory, Uncle Tom's cabin -- The flawed victim: An American tragedy, L'Assommoir, Native son, The red and the black -- The pseudo victim: Catch-22, Ivan Chonkin, One flew over the cuckoo's nest, Tobacco Road -- Permutations and combinations: Bleak House, Grapes of wrath, Fontamara, The fratricides -- Conclusion: Literary form and political implication
Control code
ocm44962686
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (x, 219 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780585079523
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o44962686
  • (OCoLC)44962686
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Label
The poetics of protest : literary form and political implication in the victim-of-society novel, George Goodin
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 199-213) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: A problem in composition -- The innocent victim: Oliver Twist, Ivan Denisovich, The dollmaker -- The virtuous victim: Les misérables, Billy Budd, The power and the glory, Uncle Tom's cabin -- The flawed victim: An American tragedy, L'Assommoir, Native son, The red and the black -- The pseudo victim: Catch-22, Ivan Chonkin, One flew over the cuckoo's nest, Tobacco Road -- Permutations and combinations: Bleak House, Grapes of wrath, Fontamara, The fratricides -- Conclusion: Literary form and political implication
Control code
ocm44962686
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (x, 219 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780585079523
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o44962686
  • (OCoLC)44962686
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

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