Elements of the Picaresque in Contemporary British Fiction

Elements of the Picaresque in Contemporary British Fiction

eBook - 2012
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This study looks back at the picaresque, Other its Spanish roots, and especially Other its tradition in English literature; then, it comes to contemporary times, and identifies elements of the picaresque in contemporary novels. The main thesis of the author is that the picaresque has never left the literary scene in Britain, being an aesthetic invariant, which expresses a natural inclination of the British authors towards the picaresque story. Postcolonial authors also favour this genre as a co ...
Publisher: Newcastle upon Tyne : Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2012
ISBN: 9781443838528
Characteristics: 1 online resource (247 pages)


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