Time Magazine: Man of the Millennium

Gerry Quinn gerryq at indigo.ie
Thu Sep 24 08:18:18 EST 1998


In article <360943a4.17842976 at 192.168.2.34>, dhansen at btree.com (Dave Hansen) wrote:
>On 23 Sep 1998 17:36:17 GMT, peter at baileynm.com (Peter da Silva)
>wrote:
>
>
>>It's hard to point to any particular literary figure as being really critical.
>>Shakespeare was a man of his times, and he didn't introduce a new artform so
>>much as develop it. How about Daniel Defoe, who wrote the first modern novel
>>(even if it was based roughly on real events, Selkirk and Crusoe were not at
>>all similar...).
>
>I thought Miguel de Cervantes earned that honor for "Don Quixote"
>

What's so modern about the 'modern novel'?  Despite the accretions of 
literary theory, the novel (as depiction of fictitious events 
befalling fictitious persons) was well developed in the ancient world.

- Gerry


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