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Present

A Poetics
Armen Avanessian
Anke Hennig
 
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The invention of the present-tense novel is a literary event whose importance is on par with the discovery of perspective in painting. From the first present-tense novels shaped by interior monologues and avant-garde factography, to the nouveau roman and to historical novels from Thomas Pynchon, Claude Simon, and Marcel Beyer, the history of present-tense narration has changed the conditions of fictional narration over the course of its century-long development, along with our conceptions of time in a philosophical and linguistic framework.
 
Released Oktober 2012 • ISBN