"Inner Workings of the Novel: Studying a Genre," by Allan Pasco, Hall Professor of French and Italian.


HOW A NOVEL WORKS: Allan Pasco, Hall Professor of French and Italian, has written “Inner Workings of the Novel: Studying a Genre,” his ninth book. The work explores novelistic forms and their rhetoric, through the context of history. He demonstrates how readers recognize novels as unique works, at times completely dissimilar from styles such as formal, historical and other texts. Pasco examines the idea of genre as applied to an ancient and ever-evolving form, such as the novel. The book is available at Jayhawk Ink in the Kansas Union.

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