KER, David I.
January 1998
African Novel & the Modernist Tradition;1998, p16
Book Chapter
The chapter examines the novels The Tragic Muse by Henry James and The Interpreters by Wole Soyinka using the dramatized perspective as a guiding concept to provide a useful approach towards technique and thematic definition in the novels. James and Soyinka push their novels as far toward the spoken and the dramatic as they can. They create scenes which are composed of the conflicting attitudes of the protagonists. Characters in their novels have an inherent dramatic element in them which makes the relationships they engage in mere antagonistic attractions warring for their soul.


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