Re: The Savage Detectives
Posted by Steven on 9/1/2012, 23:27:14, in reply to "Re: The Savage Detectives"
I'll have to think about this a bit. Thanks for posting it. I'll admit that The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie and The Savage Detectives are two novels I'd never expect to see mentioned in the same sentence. (I haven't read The Death of Ricardo Reis... maybe this year.) |
: I'm not reading this, but I happened to find the title
: in something I read recently. I thought I'd post it
: for you all. It's from How Fiction Works by James
: Perhaps because I am not sure what a character is, I
: find especially moving those post-modern novels like
: Pnin or The Prime of Ms. Jean Brodie or The Death of
: Ricardo Reis or Roberto Bolano's The Savage
: Detectives, in which we are confronted by characters
: who are at once real and unreal. In each of these
: novels, the author asks us to reflect on the
: fictionality of the heroes or heroines who give the
: novels their titles.