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- DescriptionBeginning its life as the sensational entertainment of the eighteenth century, the vel has become the major literary genre of modern times. Drawing on hundreds of examples of famous vels from all over the world, Marina MacKay explores the essential aspects of the vel and its history: where vels came from and why we read them; how we think about their styles and techniques, their people, plots, places, and politics. Between the main chapters are longer readings of individual works, from Don Quixote to Midnight's Children. A glossary of key terms and a guide to further reading are included, making this an ideal accompaniment to introductory courses on the vel.
- Author BiographyMarina MacKay is Associate Professor of English at Washington University, St Louis.
- Author(s)Marina MacKay
- PublisherCambridge University Press
- Date of Publication25/11/2010
- SubjectLiterary Criticism
- Series TitleCambridge Introductions to Literature
- Place of PublicationCambridge
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintCambridge University Press
- Content Noteblack & white illustrations
- Weight310 g
- Width152 mm
- Height228 mm
- Spine12 mm
- Format DetailsTrade paperback (US)
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