Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Not so fast, Mr. Self …

… The Value of the Novel by Peter Boxall review – Will Self is wrong, the novel is thriving | Books | The Guardian. (Hat tip Dave Lull.)

… Peter Boxall has set out to defend the novel against Self’s charges in terms that draw partly on Lawrence. Boxall claims that the novel is ideally suited to capturing 21st-century life. He argues convincingly that Self ignores the fact that, historically, the novel is a genre that has derived its power precisely from its precariousness, from the tremulations described by Lawrence.

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