The Situation of the Novel

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University of Pittsburgh Press, 1971 - American fiction - 226 pages

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Crazy uneven: the introductory chapters are great. Bergonzi was clearly at his best making general arguments, and the contrasts he draws between American and English literature are interesting. But in ... Read full review


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Bernard Bergonzi was born in London, England on April 13, 1929. He was a poet, critic, and professor. He taught English literature at Manchester University and Warwick University, where he remained until he retired in 1992. He wrote monographs on H. G. Wells, T. S. Eliot, Gerard Manley Hopkins, Thomas Arnold, and Graham Greene. His other books included Manchester: The Early H. G. Wells, Heroes' Twilight, The Situation of the Novel, The Myth of Modernism, Exploding English, The Roman Persuasion, Wartime and Aftermath, War Poets and Other Subjects, A Victorian Wanderer, and A Study in Greene. He died on September 20, 2016 at the age of 87.

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