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Narratology: Introduction to the Theory of Narrative (edition 2009)

by Mieke Bal (Author)

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"Since its first publication in English in 1985, Mieke Bal's Narratology has become the international classic introduction to the theory of narrative texts. Narratology is a systematic account of narrative techniques and methods, and their transmission and reception, in which Bal distils years of study of the ways in which we understand both literary and non-literary works." "In this third edition, Bal updates the book to include more analysis of film narratives while also sharpening and tightening her language to make it the most readable and student-friendly edition to date. Bal also introduces new sections that treat and clarify several modernist texts that pose narratological challenges. With changes prompted by ten years of feedback from scholars and teachers, Narratology remains the most important contribution to the study of the way narratives work, are formed, and are received." --Book Jacket Narratology is a systematic account of narrative techniques, methods, their transmission, and reception, in which Bal distills years of study of the ways in which we understand both literary and non-literary works… (more)
Title:Narratology: Introduction to the Theory of Narrative
Authors:Mieke Bal (Author)
Info:University of Toronto Press (2013), Edition: 3, 256 pages
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Narratology: Introduction to the Theory of Narrative by Mieke Bal

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    eowynfaramir: Excellently written and lucid explication of narrative theory.
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Exactly what I was looking for: a framework to use while reading other texts so that I can pick and choose what tools I want to use for creating my own work. Does not ignore structuralism but FREQUENTLY (obsessively?) cautions strict adherence to it. (I personally believe such cautioning is valid.) Explains the "rules" and how to break them. Thoughtfully introduces other structuralist's work as well, and relates how it contrasts with this one. ( )
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