Language Of Fiction

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In this, his first book of criticism, novelist David Lodge established an approach to the appreciation of literature that focuses the reader’s attention on the significance of language. This edition has a new foreword and includes, in its entirety, the comprehensive afterword from the 1984 edition.

ISBN: 9780415290036 Author: Lodge, David Publisher: Routledge Publication Date: 12th September 2002 Imprint: Routledge Cover: Paperback Dewey: 823.009 (edition:21) Pages: 323 Edition: New Edition Readership: General - Trade / Code: K Category: Subject:

Language of Fiction was the first book of criticism by the renowned novelist and critic David Lodge. His uniquely informed perspective – he was already the author of three successful novels at the time of its first publication in 1966 – and lucid exposition meant that the work proved a landmark of literary criticism, not least because it succeeded in communicating a radically new vision of English literature to a readership that reached well beyond the bounds of the academy. Now reissued with a new foreword, this major work from the pen of one of England’s finest living writers is essential reading for all those who care about the creation and appreciation of literature.

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