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Narrative discourse : an essay in method

Author: Gérard Genette
Publisher: Ithaca, N.Y. : Cornell University Press, 1980.
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Genette uses Proust's Remembrance of Things Past as a work to identify and name the basic constituents and techniques of narrative. Genette illustrates the examples by referring to other literary works. His systemic theory of narrative deals with the structure of fiction, including fictional devices that go unnoticed and whose implications fulfill the Western narrative tradition.
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Genette, Gérard, 1930-
Narrative discourse.
Ithaca, N.Y. : Cornell University Press, 1980
(OCoLC)743251176
Named Person: Marcel Proust; Marcel Proust; Marcel Proust
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Gérard Genette
ISBN: 0801410991 9780801410994 0801492599 9780801492594
OCLC Number: 4983424
Language Note: Translation of: Discours du récit.
Notes: Translation of Discours du récit, a portion of the 3d vol. of the author's Figures, essais.
Includes index.
Description: 285 pages ; 23 cm
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Other Titles: Discours du récit.
Responsibility: Gérard Genette ; translated by Jane E. Lewin ; foreword by Jonathan Culler.

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Genette uses Proust's Remembrance of Things Past as a work to identify and name the basic constituents and techniques of narrative. Genette illustrates the examples by referring to other literary works. His systemic theory of narrative deals with the structure of fiction, including fictional devices that go unnoticed and whose implications fulfill the Western narrative tradition.

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