Narrative Discourse

Posted on by Jonathan Beckman

Literature, we know, does not progress – it merely changes; but literary criticism can, and does, progress, through the development of new theory and methodology. Nothing illustrates this truth more strikingly than the criticism of narrative literature, historically considered. Until comparatively recently most of the theory in this area of literary research derived from a […]

Shorts, Nickers or Novels! Kingsley Amis, David Lodge and the Future of English Fiction

Posted on by David Gelber

Mr. Amis’s presence in my title has to do with an article called ‘There’s Hope For The Novel Yet’ which appeared in The Observer in its issue of April 27, and is relevant to the general critical point I wish to make in this discussion of two recent novels. As the readers of TLR will […]


Posted on by Jonathan Beckman

In Ngugi wa Thiongo we have modern African writing – i.e., writing that is and reflects Africa in a real world of suffering and change. His book, Homecoming is must reading. It is solid, politically sound, artistically valid criticism of modern African and Caribbean literature. Novelists like Ayi Kwei Armah in his The Beautiful Ones […]

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