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The Cambridge Introduction to Narrative (Cambridge Introductions to Literature)

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What is narrative? How does it work, and how does it shape our lives and the texts we read? H. Porter Abbott explains that narrative is found not just in literature, film, and theater, but everywhere in the ordinary course of people??'s lives. This thoroughly revised second edition of this widely used textbook takes recent developments in the field into account, and includes two new chapters. An indispensable tool for students and teachers, this book will guide readers through the fundamental aspects of narrative. Organised to be used throughout a narrative studies course, it includes many textbook features, examples and suggestions for further reading. It will be of interest to students and scholars in a wide range of fields, including literary and drama studies, film and media studies, and social studies.

Synopsis:

This popular textbook has been completely revised and updated, and includes two entirely new chapters.

Synopsis:

This thoroughly revised second edition of this widely used textbook takes recent developments in the field into account, and includes two new chapters. Organised to be used throughout a narrative studies course, it includes many textbook features, examples and suggestions for further reading.

Synopsis:

What is narrative? How does it work and how does it shape our lives and the texts we read? H. Porter Abbott emphasizes that narrative is found not just in literature, film, and theater, but everywhere in the ordinary course of people's lives. This widely used introduction, now thoroughly revised, is informed throughout by recent developments in the field and includes two new chapters. With its lucid exposition of concepts and suggestions for further reading, this book is not only an excellent introduction for courses focused on narrative but also an invaluable resource for students and scholars across a wide range of fields, including literature and drama, film and media, society and politics, journalism, autobiography, history, and still others throughout the arts, humanities, and social sciences.

About the Author

H. Porter Abbott is Professor Emeritus of English at the University of California, Santa Barbara.

Table of Contents

Preface; Preface to the second edition; Acknowledgments; 1. Narrative and life; 2. Defining narrative; 3. The borders of narrative; 4. The rhetoric of narrative; 5. Closure; 6. Narration; 7. Interpreting narrative; 8. Three ways to interpret narrative; 9. Adaptation across media; 10. Character and self in narrative; 11. Narrative and truth; 12. Narrative worlds; 13. Narrative contestation; 14. Narrative negotiation; Bibliography; Glossary and topical index; Index of authors and narratives.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780521715157
Author:
Abbott, H. Porter
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Location:
Cambridge
Subject:
Regional, Ethnic, Genre, Specific Subject
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Narration (rhetoric)
Subject:
Fiction -- Technique.
Subject:
General
Subject:
Literary Criticism : General
Subject:
Theory
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Cambridge Introductions to Literature
Publication Date:
20080431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
9 b/w illus.
Pages:
270
Dimensions:
8.99x6.06x.70 in. .97 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , This thoroughly revised second edition of this widely used textbook takes recent developments in the field into account, and includes two new chapters. Organised to be used throughout a narrative studies course, it includes many textbook features, examples and suggestions for further reading.
"Synopsis" by , What is narrative? How does it work and how does it shape our lives and the texts we read? H. Porter Abbott emphasizes that narrative is found not just in literature, film, and theater, but everywhere in the ordinary course of people's lives. This widely used introduction, now thoroughly revised, is informed throughout by recent developments in the field and includes two new chapters. With its lucid exposition of concepts and suggestions for further reading, this book is not only an excellent introduction for courses focused on narrative but also an invaluable resource for students and scholars across a wide range of fields, including literature and drama, film and media, society and politics, journalism, autobiography, history, and still others throughout the arts, humanities, and social sciences.
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