David Lodge's The Art of Fiction

Organization of David Lodge's The Art of Fiction


  1. Beginning (Jane Austen, Ford Maddox Ford).
  2. The Intrusive Author (George Eliot, E.M. Forster).
  3. Suspense (Thomas Hardy).
  4. Teenage Skaz (J.D. Salinger).
  5. The Epistolary Novel (Michael Frayn).
  6. Point of View (Henry James).
  7. Mystery (Rudyard Kipling).
  8. Names (David Lodge, Paul Aster).
  9. The Stream of Consciousness (Virginia Woolf).
  10. Interior Monologue (James Joyce).
  11. Defamiliarization (Charlotte Bronte).
  12. The Sense of Place (Martin Amis).
  13. Lists (F. Scott Fitzgerald).
  14. Introducing a Character (Christopher Isherwood).
  15. Surprise (William Makepeace Thackeray).
  16. Time-Shift (Muriel Spark).
  17. The Reader in the Text (Laurence Sterne).
  18. Weather (Jane Austen, Charles Dickens).
  19. Repetition (Ernest Hemingway).
  20. Fancy Prose (Vladimir Nabokov).
  21. Intertextuality (Joseph Conrad).
  22. The Experimental Novel (Henry Green).
  23. The Comic Novel (Kingsley Amis).
  24. Magic Realism (Milan Kundera).
  25. Staying on the Surface (Malcolm Bradbury).
  26. Showing and Telling (Henry Fielding).
  27. Telling in Different Voices (Fay Weldon).
  28. A Sense of the Past (John Fowles).
  29. Imagining the Future (George Orwell).
  30. Symbolism (D.H. Lawrence).
  31. Allegory (Samuel Butler).
  32. Epiphany (John Updike).
  33. Coincidence (Henry James).
  34. The Unreliable Narrator (Kazuo Ishiguro).
  35. The Exotic (Graham Green).
  36. Chapters etc. (Tobias Smollett, Laurence Sterne, Sir Walter Scott, George Eliot, James Joyce).
  37. The Telephone (Evelyn Waugh).
  38. Surrealism (Leonora Carrington).
  39. Irony (Arnold Bennett).
  40. Motivation (George Eliot).
  41. Duration (Donald Barthelme).
  42. Implication (William Cooper).
  43. The Title (George Gissing).
  44. Ideas (Anthony Burgess).
  45. The Non-Fiction Novel (Thomas Carlyle).
  46. Metafiction (John Barth).
  47. The Uncanny (Edgar Allan Poe).
  48. Narrative Structure (Leondard Michaels).
  49. Aporia (Samuel Beckett).
  50. Ending (Jane Austen, William Golding).