Nicole (everywastedkiss) wrote in bookish,
Nicole
everywastedkiss
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.
Subscribe

  • Three Men In A Boat

    Three Men In A Boat: To Say Nothing Of the Dog by Jerome K. Jerome The adventures of three men, and a fox terrier, making preparations for and on a…

  • Move Under Ground, by Nick Mamatas

    The Beats go on the road to stop Cthulhu in this Lovecraft/Kerouac mashup. Wildside Press, 2006, 158 pages The year is…

  • Book Review: The Presidents and Prime Ministers

    Written over 30 years ago in 1982, in The Presidents and Prime Ministers: Washington and Ottawa Face to Face, the Myth of Bilateral Bliss 1867-1982,…

  • Post a new comment

    Error

    default userpic

    Your reply will be screened

    When you submit the form an invisible reCAPTCHA check will be performed.
    You must follow the Privacy Policy and Google Terms of use.
  • 5 comments