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Finding the Plot : Storytelling in Popular Fictions.

Author: David Platten; Loïc Artiaga; Jacques Migozzi; Diana Holmes
Publisher: Newcastle upon Tyne : Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2013.
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""Plot"", writes Peter Brooks, ""is so basic to our very experience of reading, and indeed to our articulation of experience in general, that criticism has often passed it over in silence ... "" (Reading for the Plot, xi). Finding the Plot both explores and helps to redress this critical neglect. The book brings together an international group of scholars to address the nature, effects and specific pleasures of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Platten, David.
Finding the Plot : Storytelling in Popular Fictions.
Newcastle upon Tyne : Cambridge Scholars Publishing, ©2013
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: David Platten; Loïc Artiaga; Jacques Migozzi; Diana Holmes
ISBN: 9781443865449 1443865443
OCLC Number: 887507802
Description: 1 online resource (349 pages)
Contents: Table of contents; preface; introduction; part 1: theory and story; chapter one --
puissance de l''intrigue; chapter two --
storyplaying. la machine a fabriquer ses histoires et a apaiser son esprit; chapter three --
l''enjeu du plaisir dans la reception critique du roman populaire au xixe siecle; chapter four --
intrigue, as-tu du coeur?; chapter five --
fictionnalisation et storytelling dans la presse tabloid; chapter six --
on the art of plotting, and the reader as co-conspirator; part ii: story/history ; chapter seven --
les nomades de la prehistoire. Chapter eight --
can a tale be telling without a plot?chapter nine --
emplotting the fair; chapter ten --
picaresque plots and improper heroines; chapter eleven --
telling tales about world war teo in philippe grimbert''s un secret; part iii: bending genres; chapter twelve --
le plaisir du polar et ses paradoxes; chapter thirteen --
trans-bond-express, ou les plaisirs mobiles (1953-1965); chapter fourteen --
courir apres les intrigues ... ; chapter fifteen --
inevitable plots in the symbolist novel?; chapter sixteen --
finding the plot in french chanson; chapter seventeen --
rewriting the plot. Part iv: in a spin: storytelling in the postmodern erachapter eighteen --
les fans et les histoires; chapter nineteen --
du coeur au prisme; chapter twenty --
telling new stories?; chapter twenty-one --
dan brown, or the paraliterary as the great code of literature; postface --
finding the plot; contributors; index.

Abstract:

""Plot"", writes Peter Brooks, ""is so basic to our very experience of reading, and indeed to our articulation of experience in general, that criticism has often passed it over in silence ... "" (Reading for the Plot, xi). Finding the Plot both explores and helps to redress this critical neglect. The book brings together an international group of scholars to address the nature, effects and specific pleasures of consuming stories. If the central focus is on France and popular literary fiction, the boo ...

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