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The Resource Unnatural narrative : theory, history, and practice, Brian Richardson

Unnatural narrative : theory, history, and practice, Brian Richardson

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Unnatural narrative : theory, history, and practice
Title
Unnatural narrative
Title remainder
theory, history, and practice
Statement of responsibility
Brian Richardson
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Unnatural Narrative: Theory, History, and Practice provides the first extended account of the concepts and history of unnatural narrative. In this book, Brian Richardson, founder of unnatural narrative studies, offers a theoretical model that can encompass antirealist and antimimetic works from Aristophanes to postmodernism. Unnatural Narrative begins with a sustained critique of contemporary narratology, diagnosing its mimetic bias and establishing the need for a more comprehensive account. This new approach results in original theoretical insights into the basic elements of story, such as beginnings, sequencing, temporality, endings, and narrative itself. Applying these theoretical insights, Richardson also provides a compelling alternative view of the history of narrative. He traces a genealogy of unnatural narratives from ancient Greek and Sanskrit works through medieval and renaissance fiction to eighteenth-century and romantic fiction. The study continues through the twentieth century, discussing the unnatural elements of Ulysses and other early twentieth-century texts, and engages with contemporary fiction by offering an alternative account of postmodernism. Unnatural Narrative makes an essential intervention in narrative theory and an important contribution to the history of the novel. --Provided by publisher
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Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1953-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Richardson, Brian
Dewey number
808/.036
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
LC call number
PN212
LC item number
.R49 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Theory and interpretation of narrative
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Narration (Rhetoric)
  • LITERARY CRITICISM / General
  • Narration (Rhetoric)
Label
Unnatural narrative : theory, history, and practice, Brian Richardson
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
Part 1: Theory -- 1. A Theory of Unnatural Narratives: Definitions, Paradigms, Problems -- 2. The Limitations of Conventional Narrative Theory -- Part 2: Application -- 3. A Poetics of Unnatural Stories: Fabula, Syuzhet, and Sequence -- 4. Contesting the Boundary of Fictionality in Contemporary Narrative -- Part 3: History -- 5. Toward a History of Unnatural Narratives -- 6. Unnatural Narratives in the Twentieth Century -- Part 4: Ideology -- 7. Oppositional Literature and Unnatural Poetics -- Conclusion: Methodology and the Unnatural: Antimimesis and Narrative Theory
Control code
892879198
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xix, 197 pages
Isbn
9780814212790
Lccn
2014044399
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)892879198
Label
Unnatural narrative : theory, history, and practice, Brian Richardson
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
Part 1: Theory -- 1. A Theory of Unnatural Narratives: Definitions, Paradigms, Problems -- 2. The Limitations of Conventional Narrative Theory -- Part 2: Application -- 3. A Poetics of Unnatural Stories: Fabula, Syuzhet, and Sequence -- 4. Contesting the Boundary of Fictionality in Contemporary Narrative -- Part 3: History -- 5. Toward a History of Unnatural Narratives -- 6. Unnatural Narratives in the Twentieth Century -- Part 4: Ideology -- 7. Oppositional Literature and Unnatural Poetics -- Conclusion: Methodology and the Unnatural: Antimimesis and Narrative Theory
Control code
892879198
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xix, 197 pages
Isbn
9780814212790
Lccn
2014044399
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)892879198

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