Studying the Novel by Jeremy Hawthorn
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
An outstanding overview of key issues in prose fiction, Studying the Novel covers a wide range of technical information with an approachable blend of clarity, sophistication, and concision.
Examples from across centuries and cultures include important canonical works along with an expanded presentation of voices and concepts in World Literature and popular genres. Hawthorn’s efficient survey of historical, formal, and critical approaches is especially useful for teaching, and the material on versions, adaptations, and translations, as well as the challenges and opportunities of digital media, provide students with a lexicon to articulate the impact of shifting generic grounds. This is a teaching resource I’ll be turning to time and again.
This review pertains to the 8th edition of Studying the Novel by Jeremy Hawthorn (Bloomsbury Publishing, 2022)
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