Language Of Fiction
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.
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.