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Book details
  • Genre:LITERARY CRITICISM
  • SubGenre:Books & Reading
  • Language:English
  • Pages:238
  • eBook ISBN:9781623091941

Closure In The Novel

by Marianna Torgovnick

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Overview
We all want to know how novels end and to feel that they satisfy what we want in a good story. CLOSURE IN THE NOVEL will help you understand and appreciate why artists choose to conclude their novels as they do. It will give you a new appreciation for sequels, epilogues, back-stories, and the way that endings can complete a novel's form, sometimes at the expense of "fudging" some of what the story has been telling us all along. This is a book for anyone who loves a good novel and has ever felt tempted to look ahead to the last page! Written in a friendly and lucid style, it will enrich your enjoyment of novels and even of films,
Description
We all want to know how novels end and to feel that they satisfy what we want in a good story. CLOSURE IN THE NOVEL will help you understand and appreciate why artists choose to conclude their novels as they do. It will give you a new appreciation for sequels, epilogues, back-stories, and the way that endings can complete a novel's form, sometimes at the expense of "fudging" some of what the story has been telling us all along. This is a book for anyone who loves a good novel and has ever felt tempted to look ahead to the last page! With readings from a range of classic novels and modern ones by Virginia Woolf and William Faulkner, this book is a valuable resource for expert and general readers alike. It's written in a lively readable style that will make you feel at home with narrative form and tricky terms such as "closure."
About the author
Marianna Torgovnick is the author of acclaimed books that the New York Times has called “a kind of gift to her own culture”: Gone Primitive: Savage Intellects, Modern Lives; Primitive Passions; Crossing Ocean Parkway (an American Book Award winner); andThe War Complex. A Professor of English and Arts of the Moving Image at Duke University, she splits her time between Durham, North Carolina and New York, where she directs the Duke in New York Arts and Media Program. You can learn more about her and follow her on Twitter at Marianna_tor.
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