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European Fiction
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Integrated Degree
School of Arts and Sciences

'European Fiction' is a course offered in Tenth Semester of B. A. (Bachelor of Arts) English Language and Literature program at the School of Arts and Sciences, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Mysuru campus.

To introduce the origin and development of European Fiction;to expose the students to the landmarks of 20th Century European Fictionand also to various artistic and philosophical undercurrents whichshaped it.

Unit 1

Introducing European Fiction.

Unit 2

Fyodor Dostoyevsky: Crime and Punishment
Gustave Flaubert: Madame Bovary.
Italo Calvino: If On a Winter’s Night a Traveller.

Unit 3

Albert Camus: The Plague. 
Elfriede Jelinek: The Piano Teacher.

Unit 4

Kazantzakis, Nikos: Zorba the Greek.
Cervantes: Don Quixote.

Unit 5

Hermann Hesse: Siddhartha. 
Jose Saramago: Blindness.

  1. Any standard edition.
  1. Germaine,Bree(ed).Camus: A Collection of Critical Essays: Englewood Cliffs, NJ:PrenticeHall. 1962.
  2. Cascardi, Anthony J. The Cambridge Companion to Cervantes. London: Cambridge UP, 2002. Print.
  3. Ferber, Michael. A Companion to European Romanticism. Victoria: Blackwell, 2005. Print.
  4. Konzett, Matthias Piccolruaz and Margarete Lamb-Faffelberger, eds. ElfriedeJelinek: Writing Woman, Nation, and Identity: A Critical Anthology. New Jersey: Associated UP, 2007. Print. 
  5. Polhemus, Robert M. and Roger B. Henkle, eds. Critical Reconstructions: The Relationship of Fiction and Life. Stanford: Stanford UP, 1994. Print.
  6. Bell, Michael. The Cambridge Companion to European Novelists (Cambridge Companions to Literature), UK: CUP, 2012. 
  7. Cornils, Ingo. Ed. A Companion to the Works of Hermann Hesse (Studies in German Literature, Linguistics, and Culture),Camden House, 2009. 
  8. Unwin, Timothy, ed. The Cambridge Companion to Flaubert. London: Cambridge UP, 2004. Print.