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Fictions of discourse : reading narrative theory

Author: Patrick O'Neill
Publisher: Toronto ; Buffalo : University of Toronto Press, ©1994.
Series: Theory/culture series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The fundamental principle upon which contemporary narratology is constructed is that narrative is an essentially divided endeavor, involving the story ('what really happened') and the discourse('how what happened is presented'). For traditional criticism, the primary task of narrative discourse is essentially to convey the story as transparently as possible. Patrick O'Neill investigates the extent to which narrative
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O'Neill, Patrick, 1945-
Fictions of discourse.
Toronto ; Buffalo : University of Toronto Press, ©1994
(OCoLC)624958427
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Patrick O'Neill
ISBN: 0802004687 9780802004680 0802079482 9780802079480
OCLC Number: 30975172
Description: x, 188 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: 1. Theory Games: Narratives and Narratologies --
2. Narrative Facts and Other Fictions: Story and Discourse --
3. Discourse Discoursed: The Ventriloquism Effect --
4. Points of Origin: The Focalization Factor --
5. Texts and Textuality: The Shapers and the Shaped --
6. Games Texts Play: Reading between the Narratives.
Series Title: Theory/culture series.
Responsibility: Patrick O'Neill.

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O'Neill investigates the extent to which narrative discourse subverts the story it tells in foregrounding its own performance.  Read more...

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'O'Neill's book is to be recommended as an introduction to the fascinating questions of narrative theory.' -- Andrew Hadfield TLS

 
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