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Walter L. Reed
Emory University (Atlanta, GA 30322-1018)

An Exemplary History of the Novel: the Quixote vs. the Picaresque

To read earlier fiction, Greek romances, Roman prose satires, and French romans comiques to expand on the theory of the novel's origins which will be chapters in a book on the history of the novel as it relates to Don Quixote and the Golden Age Spanish picaresque. The thesis being that the novel arises as a critique of literary tradition but critique is only necessary when a restrictive neo-classicism attempts to limit the existing forms of narrative expression.

Project fields:
Comparative Literature

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Total amounts:
$2,000 (approved)
$2,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
5/1/1975 – 7/31/1975