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Published: 27 January 2020

256 Pages

8.5 x 5.3 inches

ISBN: 9780198841265

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Inventing the Novel

Bakhtin and Petronius Face to Face

R. Bracht Branham

Classics in Theory Series

  • Analyses the work of Russian philosopher Mikhail Bakhtin (1895-1975) on the history of the novel alongside one of the most elusive works of classical antiquity: Petronius' Satyrica
  • Advances a cohesive argument in four stages supporting Bakhtin's assertion of the Satyrica's importance in the history of the novel, with each chapter premised on those that precede it
  • Reflects a decades-long engagement with Bakhtin and Petronius by a leading scholar in the field

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