Narrative Discourse: An Essay in Method

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Cornell University Press, 1983 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 285 pages
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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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Foreword by Jonathan Culler
7
Preface
21
Duration
86
Frequency
113
Mood
161
Voice
212
Afterword
263
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