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Introduction

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  02 February 2023

Anna Watz
Affiliation:
Linköpings Universitet, Sweden
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The introduction to the volume situates surrealism in relation to theories and historiographies of the novel, noting ways in which the surrealist novel both fits into and diverges from these, and addresses tensions and contradictions generated by the surrealist use of the novel form. It provides a historical context to the development of the surrealist novel across the globe, and discusses the ways in which the surrealist novel has influenced literary forms and styles such as the nouveau roman, the postmodern, as well as the magical realist novel. Moreover, the introduction provides a rationale for the structure of the volume, and a general discussion of notable themes, techniques, and formal specificities of the surrealist novel.

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Print publication year: 2023

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  • Introduction
  • Edited by Anna Watz, Linköpings Universitet, Sweden
  • Book: A History of the Surrealist Novel
  • Online publication: 02 February 2023
  • Chapter DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/9781009082648.001
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  • Introduction
  • Edited by Anna Watz, Linköpings Universitet, Sweden
  • Book: A History of the Surrealist Novel
  • Online publication: 02 February 2023
  • Chapter DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/9781009082648.001
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  • Introduction
  • Edited by Anna Watz, Linköpings Universitet, Sweden
  • Book: A History of the Surrealist Novel
  • Online publication: 02 February 2023
  • Chapter DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/9781009082648.001
Available formats
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