The Maximalist Novel

Material TypeArticleLanguageEnglish
TitleThe Maximalist Novel Author(S)Stefano Ercolino (Author)
Abstract  The article focuses on the maximalist novel, an aesthetically hybrid genre of the contemporary novel. It discusses the traditional view of the literary post-modern and the development of the maximalist novel in the second half of the 20th century. It considers the strong symbolic and morphological identity of the maximalist novel and explores the elements that define and structure the novel as a genre of the contemporary novel, including length, encyclopedic mode and dissonant chorality. ...Paginationp 241-256
SubjectLiteratureDescriptorsLiterature, Comparative
Journal TitleComparative Literature  
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