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The Resource Cycles of influence : fiction, folktale, theory, Stephen Benson

Cycles of influence : fiction, folktale, theory, Stephen Benson

Label
Cycles of influence : fiction, folktale, theory
Title
Cycles of influence
Title remainder
fiction, folktale, theory
Statement of responsibility
Stephen Benson
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In this wide-ranging and insightful analysis, the author proposes a poetics of narrative for postmodernism by placing new emphasis on the folktale. He beings by examining the key features of folktales: their emphasis on a chain of events rather than description or consciousness, their emphasis on a self-contained fictional environment rather than realism, the presence of a storyteller as a self-confessed fabricator, their oral and communal status, and their ever-changing state, which defies authoritative versions
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1969-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Benson, Stephen
Dewey number
809/.9113
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
LC call number
GR41.3
LC item number
.B46 2003
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Literature and folklore
  • Postmodernism (Literature)
  • Tales
  • Fiction
Label
Cycles of influence : fiction, folktale, theory, Stephen Benson
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Tales in theory : the role of the folktale in the development of narratology -- 2. Theory in tales : cycles, levels, and frames -- -- 3. The idea of the folktale in Italo Calvino -- Italian folktales : texts and contexts -- First idea : tradition and ideology -- Second idea : singular fantasies -- Third idea : a "geometry of story-telling" -- -- 4. Narrative turns -- John Barth, author of the Arabian nights -- "Familiarity breeds consent": Robert Coover and the fairy tale -- -- 5. Craftiness and cruelty : a reading of the fairy tale and its place in recent feminist fictions -- "Curiosity...is insubordination in its purest form"
Control code
49936034
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
314 pages
Isbn
9780814329498
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk paper)
Lccn
2002008513
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Label
Cycles of influence : fiction, folktale, theory, Stephen Benson
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Tales in theory : the role of the folktale in the development of narratology -- 2. Theory in tales : cycles, levels, and frames -- -- 3. The idea of the folktale in Italo Calvino -- Italian folktales : texts and contexts -- First idea : tradition and ideology -- Second idea : singular fantasies -- Third idea : a "geometry of story-telling" -- -- 4. Narrative turns -- John Barth, author of the Arabian nights -- "Familiarity breeds consent": Robert Coover and the fairy tale -- -- 5. Craftiness and cruelty : a reading of the fairy tale and its place in recent feminist fictions -- "Curiosity...is insubordination in its purest form"
Control code
49936034
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
314 pages
Isbn
9780814329498
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk paper)
Lccn
2002008513
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n

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