Mental Enlightenment Scientific-Methodological Journal


The current article focuses on John Fowles and his literature from philosophical and psychological points of view. The author provides some thoughts and reviews of literary critics on Fowles’s works, and provides examples of existentialist ideas giving the titles of his most prominent works. John Fowles is claimed to be the most outstanding representative of 20th century existentialist and realist movements in literature. Philosophical problems posed in a work of art are solved not philosophically, but artistically, therefore, philosophical novels are characterized by allegory, a variety of allusions, rich symbolism, attempts to solve eternal questions.

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