Essentials of the Theory of Fiction, 2nd ed. / Edition 2

Essentials of the Theory of Fiction, 2nd ed. / Edition 2

by Michael J. Hoffman
     
 

ISBN-10: 0822318237

ISBN-13: 9780822318231

Pub. Date: 11/21/1996

Publisher: Duke University Press Books

This second edition of Essentials of the Theory of Fiction provides a comprehensive view of the theory of fiction from the nineteenth century, through modernism and postmodernism, to the present. Expanded and revised, it has new selections from contemporary theorists, including Henry Louis Gates Jr., Peter Brooks, Linda Hutcheon, David Lodge, Barbara Foley,

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This second edition of Essentials of the Theory of Fiction provides a comprehensive view of the theory of fiction from the nineteenth century, through modernism and postmodernism, to the present. Expanded and revised, it has new selections from contemporary theorists, including Henry Louis Gates Jr., Peter Brooks, Linda Hutcheon, David Lodge, Barbara Foley, and others.

Selections from: M. M. Bakhtin, John Barth, Roland Barthes, Wayne Booth, Peter Brooks, Seymour Chatman, Rachel Blau DuPlessis, Suzanne C. Ferguson, Barbara Foley, E. M. Forster, Joseph Frank, William Freedman, Norman Friedman, Joanne S. Frye, William H. Gass, Henry Louis Gates Jr., Gérard Genette, J. Arthur Honeywell, Linda Hutcheon, Henry James, Susan S. Lanser, Mitchell A. Leaska, George Levine, David Lodge, Georg Lukács, Gerald Prince, Patrocinio P. Schweickart, Tzvetan Todorov, Lionel Trilling, and Virginia Woolf

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780822318231
Publisher:
Duke University Press Books
Publication date:
11/21/1996
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
528
Product dimensions:
6.01(w) x 8.99(h) x 1.47(d)

Table of Contents

1The art of fiction13
2Mr. Bennett and Mrs. Brown21
3Flat and round characters35
4Epic and novel43
5Spatial form in modern literature61
6Writing and the novel75
7Distance and point of view : an essay in classification83
8Marxist aesthetics and literary realism101
9The concept of character in fiction113
10Time and narrative in A la recherche du temps perdu121
11Discourse : nonnarrated stories139
12Reading as construction151
13The literature of replenishment165
14The blackness of blackness : a critique on the sign and the signifying monkey177
15Reading for the plot201
16Breaking the sentence; breaking the sequence221
17The documentary novel and the problem of borders239
18Politics, literary form, and a feminist poetics of the novel255
19"The pastime of past time" : fiction, history, historiographical metafiction275
20"Building up from fragments" : the oral memory process in some recent African-American written narratives297
21Scheherazade's children : magical realism and postmodern fiction311
22The textualization of the reader in magical realist fiction339
23Are fictional worlds possible?351
24Chronoschisms361
25Queering narratology387
26A brief story of postmodern plot399
27On voice411
28What interactive narratives do that print narratives cannot443
29A media migration : toward a potential literature471

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