### Book description

### Book info

Author | Judith Ryan |

Title | The Novel After Theory |

eBook format | Hardcover, (torrent) |

Publisher | Columbia University Press |

File size | 7.2 Mb |

Release date | 06.12.2011 |

ISBN | 9780231157421 |

Pages count | 260 |

Book rating | 4.2 (6 votes) |

Ryan investigates what prompted fiction writers to incorporate and respond to theory nearly thirty years ago. Designed for readers unfamiliar with the complexities of theory, Ryan's book introduces the discipline's major trends and controversies and notes the salient ideas of a carefully selected set of individual thinkers. Ryan follows novelists' adaptation to and engagement with arguments drawn from theory as they translate abstract ideas into language, structure, and fictional strategy. At the core of her book is a fascinating microstudy of French poststructuralism in its dialogue with narrative fiction.

Investigating theories of textuality, psychology, and society in the work of Don DeLillo, Thomas Pynchon, J. M. Coetzee, Margaret Atwood, W. G. Sebald, and Umberto Eco, as well as Monika Maron, Alain Robbe-Grillet, Marguerite Duras, Marilynne Robinson, David Foster Wallace, and Christa Wolf, Ryan identifies subtle negotiations between author and theory and the richness this dynamic adds to texts. Resetting the way we think and learn about literature, her book reads current literary theory while uniquely tracing its shaping of a genre.

28.04.2011

**Tags: **download, judith ryan, ebook, pdf, the novel after theory

### Read also

- Problems in Set Theory, Mathematical Logic and the Theory of Algorithms (Judith Ryan)
- What's Left of Theory? New Work on the Politics of Literary Theory (Judith Ryan)
- The Omega Theory (Final Theory, #2) (Judith Ryan)
- The Pure Theory Of Foreign Trade. The Pure Theory Of Domestic Values (Judith Ryan)
- Theory of Constraints in Prisons (Chapter 27 of Theory of Constraints Handbook) (Judith Ryan)
- Only a Theory (Judith Ryan)
- Theory Now (Judith Ryan)
- The Theory of Almost Everything (Judith Ryan)
- In Theory (Judith Ryan)
- The Theory of Everything (Judith Ryan)
- Theory of the Novel (Judith Ryan)
- Useful Theory (Judith Ryan)
- Theory After 'Theory' (Judith Ryan)
- Set Theory (Judith Ryan)
- Hci Theory (Judith Ryan)
- The Novel After Theory (Judith Ryan)
- Southern Theory (Judith Ryan)
- Gamer Theory (Judith Ryan)
- Anthropological Theory (Judith Ryan)
- The Dow Theory Today (Judith Ryan)
- Pure Theory of Law (Judith Ryan)
- Film Theory (Judith Ryan)
- Maternal Theory (Judith Ryan)
- Stability Theory (Judith Ryan)
- Quantum Theory (Judith Ryan)
- Gas Turbine Theory (Judith Ryan)
- Economic Theory (Judith Ryan)
- Political Theory (Judith Ryan)
- The Theory of Attraction (Judith Ryan)
- Organizational Theory (Judith Ryan)

### Download from partner sites

Filename | Size | Link |
---|---|---|

the_novel_after_theory.pdf | 7.2 Mb | Download PDF |

the_novel_after_theory.zip | 6.48 Mb | Download ZIP |

the_novel_after_theory.torrent | 0.18 Mb | Download from Torrent |