Psychological Novel Modifications and Modern English Prose (J. Barnes, J. Mc Ewan)
Liberal Arts in Russia. 2012. Vol. 1. No. 1. Pp. 14-22.Get the full text (Russian)Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The article dwells on human problems in the English postmodernism prose. A non-classical character of the 20th century literature is discussed. Postmodernism prose is described as a modern modification of the classical psychological novel. The author considers that the main theme in this prose is revealing a dramatic man’s position in front of a spiritless and senseless practice of modern society. The major components of the psychological novel poetics as a hero, plot, composition and psychologism are determined. The author analyzes J. Barnes’ “Taking it over”, “England, England”, “Love, etc” and J. McEwan’s “On Chesil Beach”.
- • English literature
- • postmodernism
- • psychological novel
- • hero
- • plot
- • composition
- • psychologism
- • narrator
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