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Isherwood's Fiction : The Self and Technique - Lisa M. Schwerdt

Isherwood's Fiction

The Self and Technique

Hardcover Published: 19th June 1989
ISBN: 9780333452882
Number Of Pages: 214

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Informed by Eriksonian psychology, this study of Isherwood's fiction examines the ever-changing relationship between the writer and his protagonists. The author explores how Isherwood's fiction achieves artistic integration and literary significance only when it reflects his personal concerns through theme and technique as he experiments with new narrative strategies. An evolving self emerges as Isherwood's work moves from the use of the namesake narrator and adolescent anxieties to an omniscient narrator and the concerns of young and mature adulthood and then to a divided narrative voice as mature age reviews and assesses the meaning of one's life.

Acknowledgements - Introduction - Searching for Technique - Developing the Namesake Narrator - Extending the Point of View - Trying New Approaches - Conclusion - Notes - Works Consulted - Index

ISBN: 9780333452882
ISBN-10: 0333452887
Series: Studies in 20th Century Literature
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 214
Published: 19th June 1989
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 13.79  x 1.5
Weight (kg): 0.44
Edition Number: 1