Narrative - Theory / Edition 1

Narrative - Theory / Edition 1

by David H. Richter
     
 

ISBN-10: 0801316103

ISBN-13: 9780801316104

Pub. Date: 12/19/1995

Publisher: Longman Publishing Group

The essays in Narrative/Theory constitute a short course in the theory of fiction representing most of the current perspectives in the contemporary conversation about narrative, literary and otherwise. It could be used as a primary text in a course in the theory of fiction for which no currently adequate textbook exists; but we expect the book to find its widest use

Overview

The essays in Narrative/Theory constitute a short course in the theory of fiction representing most of the current perspectives in the contemporary conversation about narrative, literary and otherwise. It could be used as a primary text in a course in the theory of fiction for which no currently adequate textbook exists; but we expect the book to find its widest use as an ancillary text for courses in the novel, the short story, and film, where it can be used to enrich and deepen students' understanding of the concepts involved in the analysis of narrative.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780801316104
Publisher:
Longman Publishing Group
Publication date:
12/19/1995
Pages:
352
Product dimensions:
6.39(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.74(d)

Table of Contents

I. MANIFESTOS.

Preface to Joseph Andrews, Henry Fielding.

Hawthorne and His Mosses, Herman Melville.

Silly Novels by Lady Novelists, George Eliot.

The Art of Fiction, Henry James.

Modern Fiction, Virginia Woolf.

Blueprint for Negro Writing, Richard Wright.

Hidden Name and Complex Fate, Ralph Ellison.

The Literature of Exhaustion, John Barth.

The Depreciated Legacy of Cervantes, Milan Kundera.

II. FORM: ELEMENTS OF NARRATIVE.

The Concept of Plot and the Plot of Tom Jones, R. S. Crane.

Functions of Character, James Phelan.

Pattern and Rhythm, N. E. M. Forster.

Order, Duration, Frequency, GÉrard Genette.

Distance and Point-of-View, Wayne C. Booth.

Focalization, Mieke Bal.

Voice, Seymour Chatman.

Narrated Monologue, Dorrit Cohn.

Heteroglossia in the Novel, Mikhail Bakhtin.

Toward a Feminist Poetics of Narrative Voice, Susan Sniader Lanser.

Written Composition and the Emergence of Narrative Style, Ann Banfield.

Writing and the Novel, Roland Barthes.

Truth in Fiction: A Reexamination of Audiences, Peter Rabinowitz.

Introduction to the Study of the Narratee, Gerald Prince.

III. IDEOLOGIES.

In the American Canon, Robert Hemenway.

Who Cuts the Border? Some Readings on `America,' Hortense Spillers.

What is a Minor Literature, Gilles Deleuze and Felix Guattari.

Breaking the Sentence; Breaking theSequence, Rachel Blau DuPlessis.

Introduction from The Signifying Monkey, Henry Louis Gates.

From Epistemology of the Closet, Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick.

Narrative Desire, Peter Brooks.

The Realist Floor-Plan, Fredric Jameson.

Glossary.

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