In his article "A Theory of Genre Formation in the Twentieth Century" Michael Rodgers explores the relationship between Vladimir Nabokov's Invitation to a Beheading and magical realism in order to theorize about genre formation in the twentieth century. Rodgers argues not only that specific twentieth-century narrative forms are bound intrinsically with literary realism and socio-political conditions, but also that these factors can produce formal commonalities.

Dr Michael Rodgers FHEA
English Studies

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Nabokov and the Question of Morality: Aesthetics, Metaphysics and the Ethics of Fiction,
Palgrave Macmillan, 2016.

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