The novel has been declared dead so many times, no one believes it anymore. The novel has survived many attempts on its life, mainly because it is so pliable and can morph into whatever it needs to be. Modernism fragmented it, Postmodernism issued its death warrant, and e-publishing tried to eclipse it. Yet here it is – still in bookstores and still in hardback, in paperback, and on Kindle and still selling more than ever. The key to its resilience is perhaps in its name: something ‘novel’ has to keep reinventing itself.
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