Reading for the plot : design and intention in narrative. (Book, 1992) []
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Reading for the plot : design and intention in narrative.

Reading for the plot : design and intention in narrative.

Publisher: United States : HARVARD University PR (MA) - TRILITERAL INC (RI), 1992.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English

A book which should appeal to both literary theorists and to readers of the novel, this study invites the reader to consider how the plot reflects the patterns of human destiny and seeks to impose a  Read more...


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Document Type: Book
ISBN: 0674748921 9780674748927
OCLC Number: 223251047
Description: xviii, 363 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Contents: Reading for the Plot --
Narrative Desire --
The Novel and the Guillotine, or Fathers and Sons in Le Rouge et le noir --
Freund's Masterplot: A Model for Narrative --
Repetition, Repression, and Return: The Plotting of Great Expectations --
The Mark of the Beast: Prostitution, Serialization, and Narrative --
Retrospective Lust, or Flaubert's Perversities --
Narrative Transaction and Transference --
An Unreadable Report: Conrad's Heart of Darkness --
Fictions of the Wolf Man: Freud and Narrative Understanding --
Incredulous Narration: Absalom, Absalom! --
In Conclusion: Endgames and the Study of Plot Notes.


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Peter Brooks has delivered a major contribution to narrative theory and critical practice in a book remarkable for its lucidity and theoretical adventurousness. -- Terry Eagleton * Literature and Read more...

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