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MAIN TENDENCIES OF THE EIGHTEENTH CENTURY NOVEL
By : M.R.Sethi

Shape and form

During the eighteenth century a number of innovations in both subject matter and narrative technique took shape. The novelists had to reconcile the demands of narrative order and the realistic portrayal. The art of fiction often involves the close imitation of true narratives. The novelists adopted various techniques in order to present the form and content of their works. Some of them, like Defoe, Defoe adopted the episodic technique, which more often than not produced a loose baggy form of a novel, without much sense of narrative order or progression or organic unity. Later Fielding self-consciously uses Chapters and Books as in his novel Joseph Andrews. This conflict between the demands of realistic presentation and.... 

 

ART VERSUS PROTEST IN THE MODERN AFRO-AMERICAN FICTION
By : M.R.Sethi

Protest is perhaps as old as the human race itself. Right from the time when Adam and Eve defiantly turned their back on the authority of God and walked out of heaven, hand in hand, protest has come to man more naturally than accommodation. As literature is basically the product of social forces, a writer cannot help projecting his experience into his writing. The history of the Negroes in America has been a history of slavery, cruelty, oppression, lynching, racial discrimination and Jim...

 

AND ALL I WANT IS A TALL SHIP..... Part II
By : M.R.Sethi

1. In 1577 Drake set out on his voyage round the world. What was the name of his flagship?

2. Built at the turn of this century, this battleship was the idea of Admiral of the Fleet Sir John, Fisher, first sea lord. Can you name the ship?

3. `Missouri' was the name of a famous battleship. How did this ship became famous in the Second World War?

4. In which play do these famous lines appear, "Was this the face that launched a...

 

 
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     

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