The Diary Novel by Lorna MartensThe Diary Novel by Lorna Martens

The Diary Novel

byLorna Martens

Paperback | April 9, 2009

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Although the diary novel is often regarded as a twentieth-century genre due to its particular popularity in this century, the form actually has a long history that originates in the eighteenth century. The Diary Novel is the first book to trace that history, concentrating on French, German and English works with some attention given to Russian and Scandinavian traditions as well. Beginning with a discussion of the definition of the diary novel and some observations about genre study and criticism, Lorna Martens proceeds with interpretations of major diary novels by writers such as Defoe, Gide, Rilke, Frisch, Butor and Lessing. The Diary Novel includes sections on the influence of Richardson and the letter journal novel, the publication of the journaux intimes, psychological fiction, reliability of the narrator and the contemporary diary novel.
Title:The Diary NovelFormat:PaperbackDimensions:320 pages, 9.02 × 5.98 × 0.71 inPublished:April 9, 2009Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:052110825X

ISBN - 13:9780521108256


Table of Contents

Preface; Part I. Problems of Definition, Method and Interpretation; Part II. The Diary Novel in the Eighteenth and Early Nineteenth Centuries; Part III. The Diary Novel in the Late Nineteenth and Early Twentieth Centuries; Part IV. The Contemporary Diary Novel; Notes; Bibliography of diary fiction; Indexes.