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Visual Devices in Contemporary Prose Fiction

Gaps, Gestures, Images


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About this book


This book acknowledges that the reader of a novel looks at and sees the page before they begin to read any text placed upon it. Thus, any disruptions to how a traditional page 'should look' can have a large impact on the reading process. The book critically engages with the visual appearance of graphically innovative contemporary prose fiction.


Graphic Narrative Multi-modal fiction Experimental literature Avant-garde literature Reading process avant-garde literature experimental literature fiction multi-modal fiction Narrative novel

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.School of Arts and MediaUniversity of SalfordUK

About the authors

Dr Simon Barton is an Associate Lecturer in English Literature at the University of Salford, UK, where he teaches on Twentieth and Twenty-First Century Literature modules. He specializes in Modern and Contemporary Literature, with a focus on the experimental and avant-garde.

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