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The Quiet Contemporary American Novel$
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Rachel Sykes

Print publication date: 2018

Print ISBN-13: 9781526108876

Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: May 2018

DOI: 10.7228/manchester/9781526108876.001.0001

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Quiet in time and narrative

Quiet in time and narrative

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The Quiet Contemporary American Novel

Rachel Sykes

Manchester University Press

This chapter discusses the subjective depictions of temporality portrayed in the fiction of Marilynne Robinson and Paul Harding. Examining the discrepancy between the prize-winning success of quiet fiction and critical surprise at the trend’s existence, it suggests, first, that quiet fiction meets four key criteria and, second, that a quiet novel where very little happens is otherwise liberated from the linear representation of time.

Keywords:   Quiet, Time, Narrative, Marilynne Robinson, Paul Harding

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