Parthian Words

Parthian Words

This short book offers the dispassionate but sharp-tongued comments on the novel, by an old fiction hand, a personal exercise of taste and judgment, backed by a life interest in the history and methods of literary criticism. It reviews the evergreen question of the death of the novel, so often and confidently announced; the difficulties, peculiar to our nihilistic and often brutal age, that press on the contemporary novelist; the effect on him and his work of the… (more)

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Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing (September 28, 2011)

Collection: Bloomsbury Reader

Page count: 170 pages

Language: English


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