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Narrative discourse : an essay in method

Author: Gérard Genette
Publisher: Ithaca, N.Y. : Cornell University Press, 1983.
Series: Cornell paperbacks.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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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Named Person: Marcel Proust; Marcel Proust
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Gérard Genette
ISBN: 0801492599 9780801492594 0801410991 9780801410994
OCLC Number: 14444601
Notes: "`Discours du récit`, a portion of Figures III by Gérard Genette, was published in French, Editions du Seuil, ©1972"--Title page verso.
Translation of Discours du récit, a portion of the 3d vol. of the author's Figures, essais.
Description: 285 pages ; 23 cm.
Contents: Order --
Duration --
Frequency --
Mood --
Voice.
Series Title: Cornell paperbacks.
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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""This book is generally considered one of the most- significant contributions to literary criticism in the 1970's, and it is almost essential or anyone doing serious study of narrative. The book is Read more...

 
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