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Minor Characters Have Their DayGenre and the Contemporary Literary Marketplace$
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Jeremy Rosen

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9780231177443

Published to Columbia Scholarship Online: September 2017

DOI: 10.7312/columbia/9780231177443.001.0001

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Active Readers and Flexible Forms

Active Readers and Flexible Forms

The Emergence of Minor-Character Elaboration, 1966–1971

(p.44) Chapter One Active Readers and Flexible Forms
Minor Characters Have Their Day

Jeremy Rosen

Columbia University Press

Traces the recent surge in minor-character elaboration to the late 1960s and a set of active reading practices and textual acquisitiveness shared by feminist, anticolonial, poststructuralist, and postmodernist writers. It argues that early forays into the genre by writers like Jean Rhys, John Gardner, and Tom Stoppard reveal a variety of formal permutations and agendas that later writers might inherit.

Keywords:   Contemporary Literature, Popular Culture, Cultural History, Formalism, Postmodernism, Feminism, Postcolonial

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