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,

Overview

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

Contents

Preface to the Third Edition....................vii
Introduction....................1
1 HENRY JAMES The Art of Fiction....................13
2 VIRGINIA WOOLF Mr. Bennett and Mrs. Brown....................21
3 E. M. FORSTER Flat and Round Characters....................35
4 M. M. BAKHTIN Epic and Novel....................43
5 JOSEPH FRANK Spatial Form in Modern Literature....................61
6 ROLAND BARTHES Writing and the Novel....................75
7 WAYNE BOOTH Distance and Point of View: An Essay in Classification....................83
8 GEORG LUKÁCS Marxist Aesthetics and Literary Realism....................101
9 WILLIAM H. GASS The Concept of Character in Fiction....................113
10 GÉRARD GENETTE Time and Narrative in A la recherche du temps perdu....................121
11 SEYMOUR CHATMAN Discourse: Nonnarrated Stories....................139
12 TZVETAN TODOROV Reading as Construction....................151
13 JOHN BARTH The Literature of Replenishment....................165
14 HENRY LOUIS GATES, JR. The Blackness of Blackness: A Critique on the Sign and the Signifying Monkey....................177
15 PETER BROOKS Reading for the Plot....................201
16 RACHEL BLAU DUPLESSIS Breaking the Sentence; Breaking the Sequence....................221
17 BARBARA FOLEY The Documentary Novel and the Problem of Borders....................239
18 JOANNE S. FRYE Politics, Literary Form, and a Feminist Poetics of the Novel....................255
19 LINDA HUTCHEON "The Pastime of Past Time": Fiction, History,Historiographical Metafiction....................275
20 HELEN LOCK "Building Up from Fragments": The Oral Memory Process in Some Recent African-American WrittenNarratives....................297
21 WENDY B. FARIS Scheherazade's Children: Magical Realism and Postmodern Fiction....................311
22 JON THIEM The Textualization of the Reader in Magical Realist Fiction....................339
23 RUTH RONEN Are Fictional Worlds Possible?....................351
24 URSULA K. HEISE Chronoschisms....................361
25 SUSAN S. LANSER Queering Narratology....................387
26 CATHERINE BURGASS A Brief Story of Postmodern Plot....................399
27 JOHN BRENKMAN On Voice....................411
28 J. YELLOWLEES DOUGLAS What Interactive Narratives Do That Print Narratives Cannot....................443
29 JOSEPH TABBI A Media Migration: Toward a Potential Literature....................471
Biographical Notes....................491
Permissions....................495
Index....................499

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