The Narrative Reader
Psychology Press, 2000 - Literary Criticism - 353 pages
The Narrative Reader provides a comprehensive survey of theories of narrative from Plato to Post-Structuralism. The selection of texts is bold and broad, demonstrating the extent to which narrative permeates the entire field of literature and culture. It shows the ways in which narrative crosses disciplines, continents and theoretical perspectives and will fascinate students and researchers alike, providing a long overdue point of entry to the complex field of narrative theory.
Canonical texts are combined with those which are difficult to obtain elsewhere, and there are new translations and introductory material. The texts cover crucial issues including:
* responses to narratology
* narrative and sexual difference
The final section is designed to guide the student reader through the texts, and includes a helpful chronology of narrative theory, a glossary of narrative terms, and a checklist of narrative theories.
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Dense, overly academic in the introduction, absolutely no framing for the discussions in the chapters.
This is not an introduction to narrative theory.
This won't be useful to you unless you already have some knowledge of this field.
Mikhail Bakhtin from The Dialogic Imagination
Wayne Booth from The Rhetoric of Fiction
Mieke Bal from Narratology
Stephen Heath Narrative Space
Elizabeth Bronfen Spectral Stories
Teresa de Lauretis Desire in Narrative
Sexuality and Narrative
Paul de Man Reading Proust
Gerald Prince Introduction to the Study of the Narratee
Umberto Eco Narrative Structure in Ian Fleming
Gerald Prince On Narratology Past Present Future
Peter Brooks from Reading for the Plot
Andrew Gibson from Towards a Postmodern Theory of Narrative
Donald N McCloskey Storytelling in Economics
John Berger Stories