Consciousness and the Novel: Connected Essays (Richard Ellmann Lectures in Modern Literature)

Consciousness and the Novel: Connected Essays (Richard Ellmann Lectures in Modern Literature)

David Lodge


Human realization, lengthy the province of literature, has in recent years are available in for a remapping--even rediscovery--by the common sciences, pushed by way of advancements in synthetic Intelligence, neuroscience, and evolutionary biology. because the richest list now we have of human recognition, literature, David inn indicates, may perhaps provide one of those realizing that's complementary, now not adverse, to medical wisdom. Writing with attribute wit and brio, and utilising the perception and acumen of a talented novelist and critic, inn the following explores the illustration of human recognition in fiction (mainly English and American) in mild of modern investigations within the sciences.

How does the radical symbolize realization? and the way has this replaced over the years? In a sequence of interconnected essays, inn pursues those questions down a variety of paths: How does the novel's technique examine with that of different artistic media akin to movie? How does the attention (and subconscious) of the inventive author do its paintings? and the way can feedback infer the character of this technique via formal research? In essays on Charles Dickens, E. M. Forster, Evelyn Waugh, Kingsley and Martin Amis, Henry James, John Updike, and Philip Roth, and in reflections on his personal perform as a novelist, hotel is ready to convey to light--and to attractive life--the technical, highbrow, and occasionally easily mysterious operating of the inventive brain.

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