Essentials of the Theory of Fiction

Author:   Dr Rachel Blau DuPlessis (Temple University, Philadelphia) ,  Susan S Lanser ,  Catherine Burgass ,  Joseph Tabbi
Publisher:   Duke University Press
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9781283021852


Pages:   511
Publication Date:   01 January 2005
Format:   Electronic book text
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What accounts for the power of stories to both entertain and illuminate? This question has long compelled the attention of storytellers and students of literature alike, and over the past several decades it has opened up broader dialogues about the nature of culture and interpretation. This third edition of the bestselling 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. It offers a sample of major theories of fictional technique while emphasizing recent developments in literary criticism. The essays cover a variety of topics, including voice, point of view, narration, sequencing, gender, and race. Ten new selections address issues such as oral memory in African American fiction, temporality, queer theory, magical realism, interactive narratives, and the effect of virtual technologies on literature. For students and generalists alike, Essentials of the Theory of Fiction is an invaluable resource for understanding how fiction works. Contributors. M. M. Bakhtin, John Barth, Roland Barthes, Wayne Booth, John Brenkman, Peter Brooks, Catherine Burgass, Seymour Chatman, J. Yellowlees Douglas, Rachel Blau DuPlessis, Wendy B. Faris, Barbara Foley, E. M. Forster, Joseph Frank, Joanne S. Frye, William H. Gass, Henry Louis Gates Jr., Gerard Genette, Ursula K. Heise, Michael J. Hoffman, Linda Hutcheon, Henry James, Susan S. Lanser, Helen Lock, Georg Lukacs, Patrick D. Murphy, Ruth Ronen, Joseph Tabbi, Jon Thiem, Tzvetan Todorov, Virginia Woolf

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Author:   Dr Rachel Blau DuPlessis (Temple University, Philadelphia) ,  Susan S Lanser ,  Catherine Burgass ,  Joseph Tabbi
Publisher:   Duke University Press
Imprint:   Duke University Press
ISBN:  

9781283021852


ISBN 10:   1283021854
Pages:   511
Publication Date:   01 January 2005
Audience:   General/trade ,  General
Format:   Electronic book text
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   In stock   Availability explained
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