Baroque Fiction-Making

A Study of Gomberville's Polexandre

Baroque Fiction-Making

168 pp., 6 x 9, appends., notes, bibl

  • Paperback ISBN: 978-0-8078-9196-4
    Published: January 1978

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This is the first volume that considers the craft of Gomberville’s novel through a textual and sociological approach and as a work of art. Edward Baron Turk provides an analysis of Polexandre’s internal dynamics and underlying esthetics. Turk explains how the novel can be read as a musical score that stresses polyphonic variation over logical progression.