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Fictions of discourse : reading narrative theory

Author: Patrick O'Neill
Publisher: Toronto, Ont. : University of Toronto Press, ©1994.
Series: Theory/culture series.
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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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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
O'Neill, Patrick, 1945-
Fictions of discourse.
Toronto, Ont. : University of Toronto Press, ©1994
(DLC) 95165488
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Patrick O'Neill
ISBN: 9781442674868 1442674865
OCLC Number: 244767048
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (x, 188 pages) : illustrations.
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
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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