Naturalism and Modes of Literary Production in George Gissing's New Grub Street.
Atlantis, revista de la Asociacion Espanola de Estudios Anglo-Norteamericanos 2002, Dec, 24, 2
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The present paper attempts to read Gissing's New Grub Street as the product of a crisis in the British literary system towards the end of the nineteenth century. This crisis is traced in both the storyline and the formal choices made by Gissing in order to convey it. In terms of the events in the narrative, the vital options and frequent failures of the characters are presented as inevitable given the circumstances. As regards formal aspects, the adoption of naturalism determines this inevitability, since it relies on reified worldviews which cannot offer a truly dynamic portrayal of society. **********
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- Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
- Published: 01 December 2002
- Publisher: Spanish Association for Anglo-American Studies (AEDEAN)
- Print Length: 21 Pages
- Language: English