An Introduction to Narratology

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Taylor & Francis, Feb 13, 2009 - Literary Criticism - 190 pages
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An Introduction to Narratology is an accessible, practical guide to narratological theory and terminology and its application to literature.

In this book, Monika Fludernik outlines:

  • the key concepts of style, metaphor and metonymy, and the history of narrative forms
  • narratological approaches to interpretation and the linguistic aspects of texts, including new cognitive developments in the field
  • how students can use narratological theory to work with texts, incorporating detailed practical examples
  • a glossary of useful narrative terms, and suggestions for further reading.

This textbook offers a comprehensive overview of the key aspects of narratology by a leading practitioner in the field. It demystifies the subject in a way that is accessible to beginners, but also reflects recent theoretical developments and narratology’s increasing popularity as a critical tool.

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I read this for my class on narrative theory, and it not only made me a better reader, it also made me a better writer. Read full review

About the author (2009)

Monika Fludernik is Professor of English at the University of Freiburg/Germany. She is the author of The Fictions of Language and the Languages of Fiction (Routledge, 1993) and Towards a 'Natural' Narratology (Routledge, 1996), which was the co-winner of the Perkins Prize of the Society for the Study of Narrative Literature.

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