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Acts of Narrative Confession in Selected Fiction of Saul Bellow

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ISBN-13:
9783659350498
Einband:
Paperback
Seiten:
364
Autor:
Leila Hojjati
Gewicht:
558 g
Format:
220x150x22 mm
Sprache:
Englisch
Beschreibung:

This book examines selected fiction of Saul Bellow by problematizing the universal and static conditions of traditional narrative confession as well as its one-sided perception of reality. It analyses the concept of polyphonic confession, illustrating how Bellow s oeuvre shows a gradual movement from a monophonic mode of confessional discourse in his early fiction into a more inclusive, ethical, and polyphonic one in his later novels. Examining novels of Saul Bellow in the light of the literary and social theory of confession as developed by Mikhail Bakhtin and Michel Foucault respectively, this book argues that as distinguished from social and cultural contexts, the context of art opens up a new space for the emergence of a more dynamic and reciprocal mode of truth-telling in Bellow s writings.