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Structure and Theme

“Don Quixote” to James Joyce

Margaret Church

Frontmatter, Foreword by Thomas P. Adler, and Preface
Introduction: Don Quixote as Prototype

1. The Art of Life: The Comic Epic Poem in Prose
2. The Sorrows of Young Werther: The Structure of Sturm und Drang
3. A Triad of Images: Nature as Structure in Madame Bovary
4. Spatial Patterns in The Brothers Karamazov
5. Dostoevsky’s Crime and Punishment and Kafka’s The Trial
6. The Interplay of Circular and Spiral Form in Mann‘s The Magic Mountain
7. How the Vicociclometer Works: The Fiction of James Joyce
8. Joycean Structure in Jacob’s Room and Mrs. Dalloway

Conclusion: The More or Less Inward Turn of Post-Renaissance Fiction
Bibliography and Index

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