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Poetics of Prose

Literary Essays from Lermontov to Calvino

Authors: Axelrod, Mark

  • Amalgamates scholarly analysis with the experience of a creative writer
  • Includes discussions about writers ranging from Chekhov to Camus to Calvino
  • Provides useful insights for scholars of literature, particularly comparative literature, but also creative writers and general enthusiasts interested in the writing craft.
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About this book

This creative yet scholarly book discusses prose's important relationship to close literary analysis, showing how such an approach can be beneficial for readers, scholars, and writers alike. Bringing together a literary history that consists of writers such as Lermontov, Chekhov, Camus, and Calvino, Mark Axelrod masterfully interweaves discussions of structure, context, genre, plot, and other key elements often applied to poetry but seldom applied to various forms of prose in order to offer bold and surprisingly fresh claims about the writer's purpose. By peeling back these layers of technique and style, this book opens up discussions to better understand and appreciate great dramatists, writers, and poets throughout time by returning back to the core elements that originally comprised their writing crafts.

About the authors

Mark Axelrod is a Professor of Comparative Literature at Chapman University, USA.

Table of contents (7 chapters)

  • A Poetics Introduction, Mostly

    Axelrod, Mark

    Pages 1-7

  • The Psychoanalytic Poetics of Weltschmerz in Mikhail Lermontov’s A Hero of Our Times

    Axelrod, Mark

    Pages 9-18

  • The Poetics of Dramatic Prose in Turgenev’s Fathers and Sons

    Axelrod, Mark

    Pages 19-32

  • The Poetics of the Quest in Chekhov’s “The Lady with the Dog”

    Axelrod, Mark

    Pages 33-44

  • The Poetics of Stagecraft and Dialogue in Chekhov’s The Cherry Orchard

    Axelrod, Mark

    Pages 45-65

Buy this book

eBook $39.99
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-43558-9
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $54.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-319-43557-2
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Poetics of Prose
Book Subtitle
Literary Essays from Lermontov to Calvino
Authors
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-43558-9
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-43558-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-43557-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IV, 97
Number of Illustrations and Tables
1 b/w illustrations
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