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Coincidence and counterfactuality : plotting time and space in narrative fiction

Author: Hilary P Dannenberg
Publisher: Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, ©2008.
Series: Frontiers of narrative.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In Coincidence and Counterfactuality, a groundbreaking analysis of plot, Hilary P. Dannenberg sets out to answer the perennial question of how to tell a good story. While plot is among the most integral aspects of storytelling, it is perhaps the least studied aspect of narrative. Using plot theory to chart the development of narrative fiction from the Renaissance to the present, Dannenberg demonstrates how the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Dannenberg, Hilary P.
Coincidence and counterfactuality.
Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, ©2008
(OCoLC)655117258
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Hilary P Dannenberg
ISBN: 9780803210936 0803210930
OCLC Number: 181143564
Description: xii, 289 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Theorizing time and space in narrative fiction --
Cognitive plotting : crossing narrative boundaries and connecting worlds --
Ontological plotting : narrative as a multiplicity of temporal dimensions --
Spatial plotting : paths, links, and portals --
Theorizing coincidence and counterfactuality --
The coincidence plot --
Counterfactuals and other alternate narrative worlds --
Coincidence and counterfactuality in the history of narrative fiction --
The metamorphoses of the coincidence plot --
The narrative evolution of counterfactuals.
Series Title: Frontiers of narrative.
Responsibility: Hilary P. Dannenberg.
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While plot is among the integral aspects of storytelling, it is perhaps the least studied aspect of narrative. Using plot theory to chart the development of narrative fiction from the Renaissance to  Read more...

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Coincidence and Counterfactuality mentioned in the Times Literary Supplement, 12th December 2008

 
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