World Theory Sample TOCs by Topic: The Novel

The Novel

  • Murasaki Shikibu (978–1016?), from The Tale of Genji
  • Jin Shengtan (1610–61), from his edition of Shuihu zhuan (Water Margin)
  • Leo Tolstoy (1828-1910), from What is Art?
  • Henry James (1843-1916), from “The Art of Fiction”
  • Tsubouchi Shōyō (1859–1935), from The Essence of the Novel (1885–86)
  • Rubén Darío (1867-1916), from “La literatura en Centroamérica” and/or another on modernismo
  • W. E. B. Du Bois (1868-1963), from “Criteria of Negro Art”
  • Wang Guowei (1877–1927), from Honglou meng pinglun (A critique of Dream of the Red Chamber)
  • Mikhail Bahktin (1895-1975), from “Epic and Novel: Toward a Methodology for the Study of the Novel”
  • Jean-Paul Sartre (1905-1980), “What is Literature?”

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