Unnatural voices: extreme narration in modern and contemporary fiction
Brian Richardson presents a study that explores in depth one of the most significant aspects of late modernist, avant-garde, and postmodern narrative. Unnatural Voices analyzes in depth the creation, fragmentation, and reconstitution of experimental narrative voices that transcend familiar first- and third-person perspectives. Going beyond standard theories that are based in rhetoric or linguistics, this book focuses on what innovative authors actually do with narration.
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Unnatural Voices: Extreme Narration in Modern and Contemporary Fiction
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actual author actual reader alternate appears audience Barthes Beckett beginning Bleak House Calvino Carlos Fuentes chapter character collective concept Conrad consciousness conventional David Herman denarration depicted discourse discussion distinct drama employ example female feminist figure final Fludernik gender Genette grammatical persons heterodiegetic historical author identify identity ideological implied author implied reader individual interlocutor invented James Phelan Joyce kind of narration mimetic mind modernist Molloy multiperson narration narrative theory narrative transaction narrative voice narratological narrator's negation nonfictional noted nouveau roman novel omniscient passage permeable narrator person fiction person forms person plural person text perspectives Phelan play position possible postmodern practice present pronominal pronoun protagonist question rative realism refer Robbe-Grillet's Roland Barthes Samuel Beckett second person narration sensibility single situation speak speaker story technique textual third person narration tion traditional Ulysses Unnamable unreliable unreliable narrator words writing written