10107 Hero and Anti-Hero in the Modern Novel 1

Credits: 6 introductory credits in Comparative Literature

Prerequisites: none

Authors: Murray Roston, Nilli Diengott, Esther Beit-Halahmi

The course examines various thematic aspects of the modern novel – especially the concept of the “anti-hero,” as well as the relationships between those aspects and the structural techniques used in the modern novel; it introduces the historical background against which the modern novel evolves. Six novels in Hebrew translation are analyzed.

Topics: Introduction; Joseph Conrad, Heart of Darkness; Ernest Hemingway, The Sun Also Rises; Albert Camus, The Stranger; J. D. Salinger, The Catcher in the Rye; Franz Kafka, The Trial; Alain Robbe-Grillet, Jealousy.

1This is the second edition of the course, updated according to new translations of the books studied.