Narratology: An Introduction

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Walter de Gruyter, Jun 17, 2010 - Literary Criticism - 270 pages

This book is a standard work for modern narrative theory. It provides a terminological and theoretical system of reference for future research. The author explains and discusses in detail problems of communication structure and entities of a narrative work, point of view, the relationship between narrator’s text and character’s text, narrativity and eventfulness, and narrative transformations of happenings. The book outlines a theory of narration and analyses central narratological categories such as fiction, mimesis, author, reader, narrator etc. A detailed bibliography and glossary of narratological terms make this book a compendium of narrative theory which is of relevance for scholars and students of all literary disciplines.


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I Features of narrative in fiction
II The entities in a narrative work
III Point of view
IV Narrators text and characters text
happeningsstorynarrativepresentation of the narrative

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Wolf Schmid, University of Hamburg, Germany.

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