The power of the story : fiction and political change


The power of the story : fiction and political change

Michael Hanne

Berghahn Books, 1994

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Includes bibliographical references (p. [245]-256) and index



Can a novel cause riots, start a war, free serfs or slaves, break up marriages, drive readers to suicide, close factories, bring about law change, swing an election, or serve as a weapon in a national or international struggle? The author explores this question in the form of a theoretical essay on narrative and power, followed by five detailed case studies of works by Turgenev, Harriet Beecher Stowe, Ignazio Silone, Solzhenitsyn and Salman Rushdie, each of which had or was said to have had a major impact on the political events in its time. Forcefully argued and written with a minimum of jargon, this book no doubt appeals to a wide readership well beyond that of the specialist in literature.


Acknowledgements Chapter 1. Narrative and Power Chapter 2. Ivan Turgenev: A Sportsman's Notebook (1852) Chapter 3. Harriet Beecher Stowe: Uncle Tom's Cabin (1852) Chapter 4. Ignazio Silone: Fontamara (1933) Chapter 5. Alexander Solzhenitsyn: One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich (1962) Chapter 6. Salman Rushdie: The Satanic Verses (1988) Chapter 7. Metaphors of Narrative Power: A Concluding Note Bibliography Index

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