The Fictional Encyclopaedia (Routledge Revivals)

Joyce, Pound, Sollers

By Hilary Clark

© 1990 – Routledge

202 pages

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About the Book

First published in 1990, this work offers an analysis of the phenomenon of encyclopaedism in literature. Hilary Clark develops the theory of an encyclopaedic form in the interests of making clear distinctions between the realist narrative form and that of the encyclopaedic-parodic or fictional encyclopaedia. She makes clear the special links that non-realist, parodic fictions have with the forms of essay, Menippean satire and epic, and indeed with the encyclopaedia itself. The study pays particular attention to the way in which literary encyclopaedism has flourished in the twentieth century, with special reference to the works of James Joyce, Ezra Pound and Philippe Sollers.

Table of Contents

1. Genre, Mode and the Encyclopaedia 2. The Encyclopaedia 3. The Fictional Encyclopaedia 4. Finnegan's Wake 4. The Cantos 5. Paradis

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
LIT000000
LITERARY CRITICISM / General
LIT004020
LITERARY CRITICISM / American / General
LIT004130
LITERARY CRITICISM / European / General
LIT006000
LITERARY CRITICISM / Semiotics & Theory
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LITERARY CRITICISM / Reference