THE THEORY OF THE NOVEL
CONTENTS:
Preface - the forms of great epic literature examined in relation to whether the civilisation of a time is an integrated or a problematic one integrated civilisations (Greece, Christianity) - the problems of a historical philosophy of forms (principles, tragedy, epics) - the epic and the novel - the inner form of the novel - the historico-philosophical conditioning of the novel; attempt at a typology of the novel form - abstract idealism (Don Quixote, Balzac, Pontappidan), the romanticism of disillusionment - attempted synthesis Wilhem Meister's Years of Disillusionment (the problem, social community and literature, the novel of education and the romanticism of reality, Novalis, Goethe) - Tolstoy and the attempt to go beyond social forms of life (and Dostoevsky) - Index of names - Index of subjects.