TITLE

The Limits of the Novel

AUTHOR(S)
Cowley, Malcolm
PUB. DATE
July 1956
SOURCE
New Republic;7/9/56, Vol. 135 Issue 2, p16
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article focuses on the limits of novel. A novel might be defined as a long but unified story, designed to be read at more than one sitting, that deals with a group of life like characters in a plausible situation and leads to a change in their relationship. Within the broad limits of this definition, the novelist is granted liberties of every sort that can be imagined. Considering the simplicity of these requirements, with the scope they offer to inventive writers. During the last three centuries this genre of literature has made almost continual but disorderly progress in all directions, and always toward the extreme limit of any particular tendency.
ACCESSION #
14435239

 

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