The Cambridge Introduction to Narrative

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Cambridge University Press, 11. 2. 2002 - Počet stran: 203
An Introduction to Narrative is designed to help readers understand what narrative is, how it is constructed, how it acts upon us, how we act upon it, how it is transmitted, and how it changes when the medium or the cultural context change. Porter Abbott emphasises that narrative is found not just in the arts but everywhere in the ordinary course of peoples lives. An indispensable tool for students and teachers alike, this book will guide readers through the fundamental aspects of narrative.
 

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It's a good introductory book for critical theory. It's got a lot of good vocabulary and basic concepts; however, if you've read a fair bit of theory, then it's probably too basic for you. It's ... Přečíst celou recenzi

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Narrative and life
1
Narrative and time
3
Narrative perception
6
Defining narrative
12
Story and narrative discourse
14
The mediation construction of story
17
Constituent and supplementary events
20
Narrativity
22
Overreading
82
Gaps
83
Cruxes
85
themes and motifs
88
Three ways to interpret narrative
93
Intentional readings
95
Symptomatic readings
97
Adaptive readings
100

The borders of narrative
25
Paratexts
26
The outer limits of narrative
27
Is it narrative or is it life itself?
31
The rhetoric of narrative
36
Causation
37
Normalization
40
Masterplots
42
Narrative rhetoric at work
46
Closure
51
Closure and endings
52
Closure suspense and surprise
53
Closure at the level of expectations
54
Closure at the level of questions
56
The absence of closure
57
The peril of buying a story
59
Narration
62
The narrator
63
Voice
64
Focalization
66
Distance
67
Reliability
69
Free indirect style
70
Narration on stage and screen
72
lnterpreting narrative
76
The implied author
77
Underreading
79
Adaptation across media
105
Duration and pace
107
Character
109
Figurative language
111
Gaps
114
Focalization
115
Constraints of the marketplace
118
Character and self in narrative
123
Flat and round characters
126
Can characters be real?
127
Types
129
Autobiography
131
Life writing as performative
134
Narrative contestation
138
A narrative latticework
142
Shadow stories
144
Motivation and personality
146
Masterplots and types
148
Revising cultural masterplots
150
Battling narratives are everywhere
152
Narrative negotiation
156
Narrative negotiation
157
Critical reading as narrative negotiation
162
Closure one more time
168
The end of closure?
171
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