Nicole (everywastedkiss) wrote in bookish,

I needs help.

I'm working on my undergrad thesis this summer and I am here to beg for any recommendations of books of a certain sort.

My writings will hopefully be centered around author/narrator treatment of readers. I was hoping to make a comparison between 18th century British novels (where the "novel" began) and postmodern or contemporary literature. For the 18th century bit, I've got Laurence Sterne and Henry Fielding, which might be enough. I'm stuck for more contemporary resources.

The main comparison will be If on a winter's night a traveler by Italo Calvino, which is absolutely perfect in the binary of Lotaria (critical reader) vs. Ludmilla ("shallow" reader). I'm looking for FICTION, written preferably after 1940.

I'd enjoy it if this treatment/discussion of reading techniques within fiction proves to blur the lines between narrator and author, but that's not a strict requirement, haha. I'm still kind of deciding whether or not that's an inevitable side-effect.

Any help would be greatly appreciated! Thankssss.

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