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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User Review  - Gabrielle - Goodreads

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

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User Review  - Anaďs - Goodreads

One thing I did not care for in Fludernik's approach is the apparent absence of knowledge of recent theories in semiotics, which proved to be disadvatageous when she inarticulately tried to illustrate ... 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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