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Resisting Novels: Ideology and Fiction
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Routledge
Publication date May 1, 1987
Binding Paperback
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780416378306
ISBN-10 0416378307
Dimensions 0.50 by 5.50 by 8.50 in.
Weight 0.60 lbs.
Availability§ Out of Print
Original list price $16.95
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"By making friends with signs", Lennard Davis argues, "we are weakening the bond that anchors us to the social world, the world of action, and binding ourselves to the ideological." For the reader, this power of the novel needs to be resisted. But there is a double resistance at work: the novel is also a defensive structure positioning us against alienation and loneliness: the dehumanising symptoms of modern life.

While discussions surrounding ideology in novels traditionally concentrate on thematics, in this study – first published in 1987 - Davis approaches the subject through such structural features as location, character, dialogue and plot. Drawing on a wide range of novels from the seventeenth century to the present day, and on psychoanalysis as well as philosophy, Resisting Novels explores how fiction works subliminally to resist change and to detach the reader from the world of lived experience. This controversial critique will engage students and academics with a particular interest in literary theory.



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Hardcover
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from Routledge (March 18, 2014)
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Paperback
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from Routledge (April 7, 2015)
9781138780927 | details & prices | 264 pages | List price $49.95
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With Olivia Newport | from Routledge (May 1, 1987)
9780416378306 | details & prices | 5.50 × 8.50 × 0.50 in. | 0.60 lbs | List price $16.95
This edition also contains Meek and Mild
About: "By making friends with signs", Lennard Davis argues, "we are weakening the bond that anchors us to the social world, the world of action, and binding ourselves to the ideological.
Editions for the work Meek and Mild
Hardcover
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Large print edition from Thorndike Pr (April 1, 2015)
9781410476401 | details & prices | 541 pages | 5.50 × 9.00 × 1.25 in. | 1.30 lbs | List price $29.99
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Paperback
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Gld edition from Barbour Pub Inc (February 1, 2015)
9781628366327 | details & prices | 304 pages | 5.00 × 8.00 × 1.00 in. | 1.00 lbs | List price $13.99
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With Lennard J. Davis | from Routledge (May 1, 1987); titled "Resisting Novels: Ideology and Fiction"
9780416378306 | details & prices | 5.50 × 8.50 × 0.50 in. | 0.60 lbs | List price $16.95
This edition also contains Resisting Novels: Ideology and Fiction
About: "By making friends with signs", Lennard Davis argues, "we are weakening the bond that anchors us to the social world, the world of action, and binding ourselves to the ideological.
CD/Spoken Word
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With Jaimee Draper (other contributor) | Mp3 edition from Barbour Pub Inc (February 1, 2015)
9781630586485 | details & prices | 5.00 × 5.00 × 0.25 in. | 0.45 lbs | List price $14.99

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