Publisher description for American theorists of the novel : Henry James, Lionel Trilling, and Wayne C. Booth / Peter Rawlings.

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The American theorists Henry James, Lionel Trilling and Wayne C. Booth have revolutionized our understanding of narrative or story-telling, and have each championed the novel as an art form. Concepts from their work have become part of the fabric of novel criticism today, influencing theorists, authors and readers alike.
Emphasizing the crucial relationship between the work of these three critics, Peter Rawlings explores their understanding of the novel form, and investigates their ideas on:
realism and representation
authors and narration
point of view and centers of consciousness
readers, reading and interpretation
moral intelligence
Rawlings demonstrates the importance of James, Trilling and Booth for contemporary literary theory and clearly introduces critical concepts that underlie any study of narrative. This book is invaluable reading for anyone with an interest in American critical theory, or the genre of the novel.

Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Criticism -- United States.
Fiction -- History and criticism.