Questions tagged [epistolary-novel]

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Where else did Rilke mention John on Patmos?

It is well known and can be inferred by an online search that Rilke has used the comparison with the writing Johannes auf Patmos in The notebooks of Malte Laurid Brigge, namely in the 57th chapter of ...
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What is the most recent epistolary novel written in English that consists entirely out of back and forth letters between two characters?

This question probably has a somewhat unusual backstory, which is perhaps worth describing before asking the question. It hopefully clarifies and motivates the question itself. A couple of months ago, ...
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What effect does an epistolary format have on our understanding of the book as a reader?

There are many great works of literature written in the form of an epistolary novel. However, many of those stories could have also been told in a more traditional novel form. What effect does the ...
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