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Kunin, A: Character as Form
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Introduction 1. Many is not more than one 2. Banish the world 3. What fiction means 4. The wish to be an object Acknowledgments Works cited Index

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An innovative new study of the concept of 'character' in literature, films and comics that draws upon a more personal and reflective mode of literary criticism.

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Aaron Kunin is Associate Professor of English, Pomona College, USA. He is the author of two books of poetry, Folding Ruler Star: Poems (2005) and The Sore Throat and Other Poems (2010) and a novel, The Mandarin (2008).

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Idiosyncratic, often brilliant. * New York Review of Books *
The extraordinary value of Kunin's book lies in his sensitivity to these aesthetic codes, to the way that artworks selectively augment and mute different aspects of their subjects. This is how content happens, and Kunin has an extremely good ear (and eye) for it. * Los Angeles Review of Books *
Character as Form is a bracingly original study of narrative character. * Modern Philology *
Throughout, [Kunin's] analysis is acute and lucid. * Times Literary Supplement *
Combine[s] moments of thoughtful close reading with a vast and eclectic corpus is impressive; perhaps its most useful and intriguing contribution is the notion that ideas of 'character' not only permeate and shape our engagement with fictional people but also underpin their engagements with each other. * Modern Language Review *

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