The Making of the Novel and the Evolution of Consciousness
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In his article "Milton's Logical Epic and Evolving Consciousness" (1976a), Walter Ong points out that a critic looking at sixteenth- and seventeenth-century texts must inevitably engage in an examination of dissociations. A separation takes place in that period that makes easy repetition of the old formulae no longer possible. That separation renders obsolete, among other things, the epic, giving birth in its place to the novel. In the present paper I want to reflect upon narrative as it becomes a consciously written phenomenon, taking Don Quixote Part I (1605) and Lazarillo de Tormes (1554) as my cases in point.
Oral Tradition, 2/1 (1987): 231-48.
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