Discovering fiction

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Durham : Duke University Press, 2022.
Central - Adult Nonfiction
895.1352 YAN
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Durham : Duke University Press, 2022.
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1 volume ; 23 cm.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
"In Discovering Fiction, Yan Lianke critically examines trends in Western and Chinese literary realism and neo-realism, particularly from the nineteenth century to the present-day. Tracing a progression in Western literature from nineteenth-century high realism to early-twentieth-century modernism, to mid-twentieth-century magical realism, Yan focuses on the causal assumptions that ground each of these literary formations. Discovering Fiction concludes with a reflection on the approach to realism that Yan Lianke himself takes in his recent fictional works, and which he argues also applies to other contemporary Chinese novels. Dubbing this approach "mythorealism," Yan argues that it builds on, but is nevertheless distinct from, these earlier formations"--,Provided by publisher.
"Over the past twenty years, Chinese novelist Yan Lianke has emerged as one of the most important writers in the world. In Discovering Fiction, Yan offers insights into his views on literature and realism, the major works that inspired him, and his theories of writing. He juxtaposes discussions of the high realism of Leo Tolstoy and Lu Xun against Franz Kafka's modernism and Gabriel García Márquez's magical realism, charting the relationship between causality, truth, and modes of realism. He also discusses his approach to realism, which he terms "mythorealism"-a way of capturing the world's underlying truth by relying on the allegories, myths, legends, and dreamscapes that emerge from daily life. Revealing and instructive, Discovering Fiction gives readers an unprecedented look into the mind and art of a literary giant. "--,Provided by publisher.

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Yan, L., & Rojas, C. (2022). Discovering fiction . Duke University Press.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Yan, Lianke, 1958- and Carlos Rojas. 2022. Discovering Fiction. Duke University Press.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Yan, Lianke, 1958- and Carlos Rojas. Discovering Fiction Duke University Press, 2022.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Yan, Lianke, and Carlos Rojas. Discovering Fiction Duke University Press, 2022.

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