Comic Faith

Comic Faith

The Great Tradition From Austen to Joyce

Book - 1980
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"Polhemus sketches several distinctions between nineteenth- and twentieth-century novelists and concludes that what most characterizes the nineteenth century, from the perspective of the twentieth, is the tendency in its comic fiction to criticize and to undermine the dogma and institutions of religion and to put faith instead of the existence of the comic perspective. Comic Faith is a virtuoso performance of impressive stature; I suspect the book will be influential for many years to come."-John Halperin, Modern Fiction Studies
Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 1980
ISBN: 9780226673202
0226673200
Characteristics: x, 398 p. ; 24 cm

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