Publisher : McFarland
Release Date : 2018-06-07
ISBN 13 : 1476673004
Total Pages : 242 pages
Rating : 4.7/5 (667 users downloads)
Last Book Review Postmodern Artistry in Medievalist Fiction by Earl R. Anderson :
Download or read book Postmodern Artistry in Medievalist Fiction written by Earl R. Anderson and published by McFarland. This book was released on 2018-06-07 with total page 242 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Focusing on modern-day fiction set in the Middle Ages or that incorporates medieval elements, this study examines storytelling components and rhetorical tropes in more than 60 works in five languages by more than 40 authors. Medievalist fiction got its "postmodern" start with such authors as Calvino, Fuentes, Carpentier and Eco. Its momentum increased since the 1990s with writers whose work has received less critical attention, like Laura Esquivel, Tariq Ali, Matthew Pearl, Matilde Asensi, Ildefonso Falcones, Andrew Davison, Bernard Cornwell, Donnal Woolfolk Cross, Ariana Franklin, Nicole Griffith, Levi Grossman, Conn Iggulden, Edward Rutherfurd, Javier Sierra, Alan Moore and Brenda Vantrease. The author explores a wide range of "medievalizing" tropes, discusses the negative responses of postmodernism and posits four "hard problems" in medievalist fiction.