Situating the self in the fiction and selected non-fiction of John Robert Fowles
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British novelist John Fowles (1926-), is considered a novelist of ideas, and ""a protean novelist, always breaking moulds, trying something new"" (WH 448). Willing to risk himself in each of his fiction in originality, he introduces the incredible and the marvellous in his writings. The first English postmodern writer to reach the bestseller list on both sides of the Atlantic, possessing a seductive drive of narration, the key issues of his works dwell on free will. individual choice, autonomy, time and the human landscape placed within nature. In this cabvas he envelops historical narratives, detective stories, sience fiction, mystery and romance. Combining societal and truth-seeking issues, his works remain singled out by their alertness to ideas. A diversity of supplementary genres like essays, poems, memories...
Supervisor: Krishna Barua
HUMANITIES AND SOCIAL SCIENCES