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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.
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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: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Dannenberg, Hilary P.
Coincidence and counterfactuality.
Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, ©2008
(DLC) 2008001129
(OCoLC)181143564
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Hilary P Dannenberg
ISBN: 9780803217614 0803217617
OCLC Number: 232607165
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 289 pages) : illustrations.
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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