Item description for Ceci N'est Pas Un Roman: L'evolution du statut de la fiction en Angleterre de 1652 a 1754 (La Republique des Lettres) by Baudouin Millet...
This study explores the theoretical discourses and rhetorical devices used by writers of legitimate fiction at a time when it was considered immoral by theologians and despised by scholars. The use of such discourses and devices is found in titles, prefaces and throughout the narratives themselves; they are employed to assert that the narratives contain moral truths or to assert their status as fact, thus rendering the narratives acceptable to the readership. The claim to factuality is asserted by the figure of the narrator-as-witness, who guarantees the veracity of the facts relayed, and, from 1700 onwards, by that of the manuscript editor. Following the publication of Henry Fielding's Joseph Andrews in 1742, the fiction of the period begins to flaunt its own fictionality, marking the emergence of self-reflexive fiction. French text.
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Studio: Peeters Publishers
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 1" Width: 6.25" Height: 9.25" Weight: 1.4 lbs.
Release Date Oct 1, 2007
Publisher David Brown
ISBN 9042918527 ISBN13 9789042918528