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Psychological Novel Modifications and Modern English Prose (J. Barnes, J. Mc Ewan)

Liberal Arts in Russia. 2012. Vol. 1. No. 1. Pp. 14-22.
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Fedorov A. A.
Bashkir State University
32 Z. Validi Street, 450076, Ufa, Russia


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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