A Brief History of the Novel – Part Four

Change. Change. Change. Change … change. Change. Chaaange. When you say words a lot they don’t mean anything. Or maybe they don’t mean anything anyway, and we just think they do. ― Neil Gaiman Late Twentieth Century (1950-2000) – Postmodern In the first three parts of this series I offered a working definition of the novel […]

A Brief History of the Novel – Part Three

In the glad old days, before the rise of modern morbidities…it used to be thought a disadvantage to be misunderstood. ― G.K. Chesterton In the first two parts of this series, I gave a definition for the novel and traced its origins. We examined its evolution from 980 AD to the late 1800s. And along […]