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Narratives and narrators : a philosophy of stories

Author: Gregory Currie
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2010.
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Narratives are artefacts of a special kind: they are intentionally crafted devices which fulfil their story-telling function by manifesting the intentions of their makers. But narrative itself is too inclusive a category for much more to be said about it than this; we should focus attention instead on the vaguely defined but interesting category of things rich in narrative structure. Such devices offer significant  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Currie, Gregory.
Narratives and narrators.
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2010
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Gregory Currie
ISBN: 9780191572739 019157273X
OCLC Number: 536309518
Description: 1 online resource (xx, 243 pages) : illustrations
Contents: 1. Representation; 2. The Content of Narrative; 3. Two Ways of Looking at a Narrative; 4. Authors and Narrators; 5. Expression and Imitation; 6. Resistance; 7. Character-focused Narration; 8. Irony: A Pretended Point of View; 9. Dis-interpretation; 10. Narrative and Character; 11. Character Scepticism; 12. In Conclusion; Bibliography; Index.
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Gregory Currie offers a reflection on the nature and significance of narrative in human communication. He shows that narratives are devices for manifesting the intentions of their makers in stories,  Read more...

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