New Realism in Alice Munro's Fiction (Hardcover)

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New Realism in Alice Munro's Fiction (Hardcover)


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The book studies Alice Munro's inheritance of and contribution to realism in fiction.

Nobel Prize winner Munro follows the empirical tradition of the Enlightenment and draws on her life as a daughter, wife, mother, and professional writer while composing her fiction to reflect Canadian reality. She infuses her intellectual, moral, and aesthetic vision into her stories. This study analyzes her innovative realism in three respects: Her views on feminism and women's issues, her firm yet sympathetic moral stance, and her reconstitution of traditional and modernist (post-modernist) methods of portraying character in time and space. Munro's brand of realism is underpinned by her philosophical perception, her level-headed morality, her dialectical mind, and her versatile narrative style.

This monograph, a voice from China, offers a deep philosophical reading of Munro. Students of the Canadian author, graduate or undergraduate, may find this book useful.

Li-Ping Geng is a Professor of English at the Beijing Foreign Studies University, China. His primary interests are in 18th-century British literature as well as Canadian literature.
Product Details ISBN: 9781032289960
ISBN-10: 1032289961
Publisher: Routledge
Publication Date: July 29th, 2022
Pages: 146
Language: English