The Triumph of Artifice: Treasures of Twentieth-Century Narrative
by Neil D. Isaacs
Published: August 13, 2013
This critical study of developments of narrative art in the late 20th century climaxes in analyses of works by Nabokov, Pynchon, Barth, Bellow, and Lessing. Starting from thorough explications of Faulkner's Absalom, Absalom!, Durrell's Alexandria Quartet, and the film Last Year at Marienbad by Resnais and Robbe-Grillet, it provides insights into the workings of dozens of other narrative artists.