> It’s tied up too neatly. David starts out as an autobiographical character for Dickens, a revolt against his archetypal heroes, but by the end of the book becomes the packaged “everything’s okay-I’m happy despite all life’s shortcomings” kind of romantic 19th century character. Keep in mind that it took Dickens another ten years to… Continue reading >The Problem With David Copperfield
>I feel like an explanation is due. For those of you who never studied English literature in college, or who might have forgotten, a kunstleroman is the coming of age story of an artist (see “Kunstler-Hustle” below). This is much like a bildungsroman, which is an ordinary coming of age story. Kunstleroman comes from the… Continue reading >What is a Kunstleroman?