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The Fictional Encyclopaedia (Routledge Revivals)

Joyce, Pound, Sollers

By Hilary Clark

Routledge – 1990 – 200 pages

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Description

First published in 1990, this work offers an analysis of the phenomenon of encyclopaedism in literature. Hilary Clark develops the theory of an encyclopaedic form in the interests of making clear distinctions between the realist narrative form and that of the encyclopaedic-parodic or fictional encyclopaedia. She makes clear the special links that non-realist, parodic fictions have with the forms of essay, Menippean satire and epic, and indeed with the encyclopaedia itself. The study pays particular attention to the way in which literary encyclopaedism has flourished in the twentieth century, with special reference to the works of James Joyce, Ezra Pound and Philippe Sollers.

Contents

1. Genre, Mode and the Encyclopaedia 2. The Encyclopaedia 3. The Fictional Encyclopaedia 4. Finnegan's Wake 4. The Cantos 5. Paradis

Name: The Fictional Encyclopaedia (Routledge Revivals): Joyce, Pound, Sollers (Paperback)Routledge 
Description: By Hilary Clark. First published in 1990, this work offers an analysis of the phenomenon of encyclopaedism in literature. Hilary Clark develops the theory of an encyclopaedic form in the interests of making clear distinctions between the realist narrative form and that...
Categories: Literary/Critical Theory, Literature, Novel, 20th Century Literature