David Lodge, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 0805716718
  • ISBN-13: 9780805716719
  • DDC: 823
  • Shipping Weight: .65 lbs ( .29 kgs)
  • Print | Hardcover
  • © 1999 | Published



Discusses author and literary theorist David Lodge as a major figure in contemporary British and American letters. In this first book-length study of both Lodge’s fiction and non-fiction works, Bruce K. Martin examines what exactly the terms that are usually applied to Lodge’s fiction--such as "literary novels" and "social comedies"--really mean and how well they actually describe the work. He explores the characteristic concerns, techniques, and strategies that mark Lodge’s writing, relates his novels to other recent fiction, and looks for connections between Lodge’s work and that of earlier works by other authors who may have influenced him.