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The self-begetting novel by Steven G. Kellman

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Published by Columbia University Press in New York .
Written in English


  • Fiction -- 20th century -- History and criticism,
  • Self-consciousness in literature

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Edition Notes

StatementSteven G. Kellman.
LC ClassificationsPN3503 .K4
The Physical Object
Paginationx, 161 p. ;
Number of Pages161
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL4412093M
ISBN 100231047827
LC Control Number79015700

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  Self-Reflexive Novels and Novelists. By Nasrullah Mambrol on Ma • (0). After a few minutes of reading stories that are not selfreflexive, readers sometimes forget what they are doing and feel transported into the world of the book. The Self-Begetting Novel also finds a tie among humankind and the parrot: "Authors and parrots all have parents, though books are seldom dedicated to them." (This book's dedication reads "To Mother": we can infer the author refutes any personal 5/5(1).   X. This website uses cookies as well as similar tools and technologies to understand visitors’ experiences. By continuing to use this website, you consent to Columbia University Press’ usage of cookies and similar technologies, in accordance with the Columbia University Press Website Cookie Notice. In an attempt to define all self-reflexive long fiction, Steven G. Kellman devised the term “self-begetting novel,” by which he means a work that appears to have been written by a character.

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The fiction of self-begetting --Marcel's self-begetting novel --La Nausée --La modification and beyond --The self-begetting novel and the English tradition --The self-begetting novel and American literature --Beckett's trilogy. Responsibility: Steven G. Kellman. More information: French equivalent / Équivalent français. IN OUR TIME AS SELF-BEGETTING FICTION In , one year before Ernest Hemingway published the first in our time, T. S. Eliot proclaimed that the novel had "ended with Flaubert and with James" ().1 Any writer responding to the atrocities of World War One at that time could have complained, as Philip Roth did in , that "The actuality. Surfiction:Raymond Federman's book of that name discusses the mode in terms of overt narratorial intrusion so that, as in the 'self-begetting novel', the focus appears to be on the ironist him/herself rather than on the overt and covert levels of the ironic text. Telling as individual invention, spontaneous fabrication at the expense of. Novel, of French imprimatur, is nevertheless neither great nor a novel. Clyde Brion Davis's "The Great American Novel - " () - neglected but no masterpiece - is probably more instructive as an illus-tration of a fusion of the self-begetting tradition with the national myth. "The Great American Novel - " was the second novel by Davis, a forty-.