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Reminiscent scrutinies: Individual memory and social life in Anthony Powell's "A Dance to the Music of Time"
In The Music of Time, Anthony Powell examines the tension between the internal reality of memory and the external social world in which the self is defined. The twelve volumes are presented as the fictional memoirs of ...
Conversation in the novel
Among types of books, novels allow readers the most conversational possibilities: readers may "overhear" conversations among characters, among narrators and characters, among other voices, narrators and characters; readers ...
The ethics of Mimesis: Postmodernism and the possibility of history
Almost every attempt to distinguish literature from history begins in empiricism and ends in ethics. Much depends upon this long-standing distinction and much may potentially be lost if it is compromised or collapses. But ...