Gary Saul Morson:
Genre, Utopia, Sideshadowing, Tempics, Prosaics, Parody, Misanthropology, Philosophy, Literary Theory, Borges:
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By Gary Saul Morson:

The Boundaries of Genre: Dostoevsky’s Diary of a Writer and the Traditions of Literary Utopia. Austin, TX: University of Texas Press, 1981.

The Intolerable Dream” [Don Quixote at four hundred], The New Criterion, November 2015.

The Long and Short of It: From Aphorism to Novel. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2012.

Narrative and Freedom: The Shadows of Time. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1994.

Prosaics and Other Provocations: Empathy, Open Time, and the Novel. Brighton, MA: Academic Studies Press, 2013.

Sideshadowing and Tempics,” New Literary History, vol. 29, no. 4 [Critics without Schools?], Autumn, 1998, pp. 599-624.

The Words of Others: From Quotations to Culture. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2011.

Ideas of Gary Saul Morson:

Bailey, Scott G.F. Sideshadowing and the Battle Against Inevitability, The Literary Lab (blog), January 25, 2011.

Bordwell, David. Poetics of Cinema. New York: Routledge, 2007. See Chapter 6: Film Futures (pp. 171-187, 453-455).

Cherkasova, Evgenia V. “Philosophy as Sideshadowing: The Philosophical, the Literary, and the Fantastic,” in What Philosophy Is: Contemporary Philosophy in Action, edited by Havi Carel and David Gamez, with a foreword by Simon Blackburn (London; New York: Continuum, 2004), pp. 200-208.

Hernández Martín, Jorge. “Dialogism and Parody in the Detective Story,” Revista Canadiense de Estudios Hispánicos, vol. XXI, no. 2, Invierno 1997, pp. 295-311.

Johansson, Anders. “Borges Beyond Interpretations: Changeability and Form in ‘La secta del Fénix’,” Variaciones Borges 9 (2000), pp. 177-201.

Watson, Donald. Review Article: Boundaries of Genre (Gary Saul Morson, The Boundaries of Genre: Dostoevsky’s Diary of a Writer and the Traditions of Literary Utopia), Science Fiction Studies, #27 (vol. 9, part 2), July 1982.

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Gary Saul Morson, Lawrence B. Dumas Professor of the Arts and Humanities; Professor, Slavic Languages and Literatures, Northwestern University

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Stanislaw Lem on Borges & genre

Yevgeny Zamyatin on Revolution, Entropy, Dogma and Heresy

Dystopia west, dystopia east: the vanishing of speculative fiction under Stalinism by Erika Gottlieb

"‘Philosophy’ and ‘Literature’: Relationships of Genres and the Frontiers of Thought" by R. Dumain

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Science Fiction & Utopia Research Resources: A Selective Work in Progress


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