The Nature of Narrative

The Fortieth Anniversary Edition of this groundbreaking work has been revised and expanded to include a new preface and a lengthy chapter by James Phelan on developments in narrative theory since 1966.

Author: Research Professor of Modern Culture and Media Professor Emeritus of English Comparative Literature and Modern Culture and Media and Andrew W Mellon Professor of Humanities Emeritus Robert Scholes

Publisher: OUP USA

ISBN: 0195151755

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

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For the past forty years The Nature of Narrative has been an essential work for students of literature, teachers, writers, and scholars. Countering the tendency to view the novel as the paradigm case of literary narrative, Robert Scholes and Robert Kellogg offered a compelling history of narrative from antiquity to the twentieth century. Their main goal was to describe and analyze the nature of narrative's key elements: meaning, character, plot, and point of view. The Fortieth Anniversary Edition of this groundbreaking work has been revised and expanded to include a new preface and a lengthy chapter by James Phelan on developments in narrative theory since 1966. This new material describes the principles and practices of structuralist, cognitive, feminist, and rhetorical approaches to narrative, paying special attention to their work on character, plot, and narrative discourse. A continued leader in the field of narrative studies, The Nature of Narrative offers unique and invaluable histories of both narrative and narrative theory.

The Nature of Narrative

The Fortieth Anniversary Edition of this groundbreaking work has been revised and expanded to include a new preface and a lengthy chapter by James Phelan on developments in narrative theory since 1966.

Author: Robert Scholes

Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.

ISBN: 0195151763

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 388

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For the past forty years The Nature of Narrative has been an essential work for students of literature, teachers, writers, and scholars. Countering the tendency to view the novel as the paradigm case of literary narrative, Robert Scholes and Robert Kellogg offered a compelling history of narrative from antiquity to the twentieth century. Their main goal was to describe and analyze the nature of narrative's key elements: meaning, character, plot, and point of view. The Fortieth Anniversary Edition of this groundbreaking work has been revised and expanded to include a new preface and a lengthy chapter by James Phelan on developments in narrative theory since 1966. This new material describes the principles and practices of structuralist, cognitive, feminist, and rhetorical approaches to narrative, paying special attention to their work on character, plot, and narrative discourse. A continued leader in the field of narrative studies, The Nature of Narrative offers unique and invaluable histories of both narrative and narrative theory.

The Literary Animal

The goal of this book is to overcome some of the widespread misunderstandings about the meaning of a Darwinian approach to the human mind generally, and literature specifically.

Author: Jonathan Gottschall

Publisher: Northwestern University Press

ISBN: 9780810122871

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 304

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The goal of this book is to overcome some of the widespread misunderstandings about the meaning of a Darwinian approach to the human mind generally, and literature specifically.

Unlikely Stories

This study brings together a number of related critical issues, including the causal laws that attempt to govern fictional worlds, the reader's implication in the causal dilemmas that confront major characters, and the philosophical and ...

Author: Brian Richardson

Publisher: University of Delaware Press

ISBN: 0874136091

Category: Fiction

Page: 219

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This study brings together a number of related critical issues, including the causal laws that attempt to govern fictional worlds, the reader's implication in the causal dilemmas that confront major characters, and the philosophical and ideological ascriptions of cause that are variously embodied, interrogated, or parodied. One of the most significant features of this study is its disclosure of just how fundamental and widespread causal issues are in complex narratives - and how insistently they are thematized in twentieth-century works

The Nature of the Soul

This book offers a contemporary Christian explication of the word 'soul' that uses Wittgenstein and his interpreters to suggest that human intelligence and desire cannot be 'mapped into the world' that is described by science and ...

Author: Terrance W. Klein

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317023296

Category: Philosophy

Page: 170

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This book offers a contemporary Christian explication of the word 'soul' that uses Wittgenstein and his interpreters to suggest that human intelligence and desire cannot be 'mapped into the world' that is described by science and metaphysics. It examines the Aristotelian notion of the soul as one who acts in the world, and suggests that we construct ourselves, our narratives, by our actions in history. Drawing upon the resurrection accounts of the gospels, where Jesus is presented as having been 'translated into the liturgy' it speculates that the core of the human person, his or her intelligence, can be translated into other material mediums, all the while maintaining personal identity. Reading Aquinas according to the insights of contemporary figures in Anglo-American philosophy of language, Klein argues that, ultimately, to be a soul is to be a narrative destined for Christic incorporation into the Book of Life spoken of in Revelation.

Before Literature

In Before Literature, Sheila J. Nayar addresses these very questions, guiding the reader in a lively and accessible manner through the key features of storytelling that's been unaffected by writing.

Author: Sheila J. Nayar

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000652352

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 224

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Before Literature examines storytelling that, whether due to historical, technological, or socio-economic circumstance, is neither shaped nor influenced by alphabetic literacy. How does a story unfold when carried solely in memory, when it cannot be written down or externally stored? What structural and stylistic pressures are imposed when it must travel through space and time exclusively by word of mouth? In Before Literature, Sheila J. Nayar addresses these very questions, guiding the reader in a lively and accessible manner through the key features of storytelling that's been unaffected by writing. Even more, Nayar shows how the very norms that drove oral epics such as the Mahabharata and Homer’s Odyssey can continue to shape contemporary forms like Bollywood masala films, Hollywood spectaculars, and comic books. This clear and accessible guide is an ideal starting point for undergraduates approaching the study of orality. It offers a fundamentally different way of thinking about oral narrative, while also disclosing some of the "hows" and "whys" of written literature, leading to a much broader understanding and appreciation of our storytelling tradition.

Nordic Narratives of Nature and the Environment

This work presents ecocritical research on literature, film and other media from northern Europe.

Author: Reinhard Hennig

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781498561914

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 258

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This work presents ecocritical research on literature, film and other media from northern Europe. Examining the role of culture, history and society in the forming of Nordic narratives of nature and the environment, the anthology offers a comprehensive and multi-faceted overview of the most recent ecocritical research in Scandinavian studies.

Narrative and the Nature of Worldview in the Clare Savage Novels of Michelle Cliff

Narrative and the Nature of Worldview in the Clare Savage Novels of Michelle Cliff explores how the worldviews of Cliff's characters and narrators provide the key to understanding that struggle.

Author: William Tell Gifford

Publisher: Peter Lang Pub Incorporated

ISBN: UTEXAS:059173014372879

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 130

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Jamaican-born Michelle Cliff is the author of several notable works of fiction. Two of her novels, Abeng (1984) and No Telephone to Heaven (1987), feature Clare Savage, a character who continuously struggles with the conflicting values of her European father and African-Jamaican mother. Narrative and the Nature of Worldview in the Clare Savage Novels of Michelle Cliff explores how the worldviews of Cliff's characters and narrators provide the key to understanding that struggle. William Tell Gifford explains how worldview-building is a literary technique Cliff implements to make her art accessible to cultural insiders and outsiders. By tracing Cliff's individual narrative strategies, Gifford shows that the worldviews of her characters are philosophically sound.

Narratives in Popular Culture Media and Everyday Life

Arthur Asa Berger elucidates narrative theory and applies it to readers' everyday experiences with popular forms of mass media. This unique book demonstrates how to interpret narratives while presenting the analysis in an accessible manner.

Author: Arthur Asa Berger

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9780761903451

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 200

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Arthur Asa Berger elucidates narrative theory and applies it to readers' everyday experiences with popular forms of mass media. This unique book demonstrates how to interpret narratives while presenting the analysis in an accessible manner.

Narrative Psychology

This book features essays by the major supporters of the narrative metaphor. They approach the subject from philosophical, religious, anthropological, and historical perspectives as well as from the psychological point of view.

Author: Theodore R. Sarbin

Publisher: Praeger Pub Text

ISBN: UCSC:32106007531376

Category: Psychology

Page: 303

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This book features essays by the major supporters of the narrative metaphor. They approach the subject from philosophical, religious, anthropological, and historical perspectives as well as from the psychological point of view. Psychologists, psychiatrists, and literary theorists will find the book provocative and a convenient reference source to the narrative approach.

What s Nature Worth

Based on interviews with a dozen prominent environmental writers, this work explores how the art of storytelling might bring new perspectives and insights to discussions regarding the “value” of nature and the environment.

Author: Terre Satterfield

Publisher: Salt Lake City : University of Utah Press

ISBN: UOM:39015058734248

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 310

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Based on interviews with a dozen prominent environmental writers, this work explores how the art of storytelling might bring new perspectives and insights to discussions regarding the “value” of nature and the environment.

The Art of Mystical Narrative

... Talmud's Narrative and Their Historical Context (Kalmin), 288n22 Milon ha-
Lashon ha-Ivrit (Yehuda), 218n83–219n83 “Mirror of Nature Reflected in the
Symbolism of Medieval Kabbalah” (Wolfson), 133n5, 176n57 Mishnatha-Zohar (
Tishby) ...

Author: Eitan Fishbane

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780199948635

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 536

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In the study of Judaism, the Zohar has captivated the minds of interpreters for over seven centuries, and continues to entrance readers in contemporary times. Yet despite these centuries of study, very little attention has been devoted to the literary dimensions of the text, or to formal appreciation of its status as one of the great works of religious literature. The Art of Mystical Narrative offers a critical approach to the zoharic story, seeking to explore the interplay between fictional discourse and mystical exegesis. Eitan Fishbane argues that the narrative must be understood first and foremost as a work of the fictional imagination, a representation of a world and reality invented by the thirteenth-century authors of the text. He claims that the text functions as a kind of dramatic literature, one in which the power of revealing mystical secrets is demonstrated and performed for the reading audience. The Art of Mystical Narrative offers a fresh, interdisciplinary perspective on the Zohar and on the intersections of literary and religious studies.

Nature s Narrative

A friend, a teacher, a best buddy to empower you, engage with you, and to help you realize your own greatness in relation to yourself and the world around you.

Author: Barbara S. Morrison

Publisher:

ISBN: 1734495502

Category:

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A friend, a teacher, a best buddy to empower you, engage with you, and to help you realize your own greatness in relation to yourself and the world around you.

Chinese Narrative Poetry

The chapters that follow suggest categories for analyzing the nature of narrative
in shih : point of view , description , characterization , and sequential structure .
These categories are intended to be suggestive rather than diagnostic , but all ...

Author: Dore Jesse Levy

Publisher: Durham [N.C.] : Duke University Press

ISBN: UOM:39015014447141

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 225

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Chinese Narrative Poetry brings a new perspective to some of China's best-loved and most influential poems, including Ts'ai Yen's "Poem of Affliction," Po Chu-yi's "Song of Everlasting Sorrow," and Wei Chuang's recently discovered "Song of the Lady of Ch'in." Composed in the shih form during the Late Han, Six Dynasties, and T'ang periods, these poems stand out as masterworks of narrative art. Yet paradoxically, their narrative qualities have been little recognized or explored in either traditional Chinese or modern Western scholarship. The reason for this neglect is that Western literary traditions acknowledge their origins in epic poetry and thus take narrative for granted, but the Chinese tradition is fundametally based on lyric and does not admit of a separate category for narrative poetry. Drawing on both classical Chinese critical works and the most recent Western contributions to the theory of narrative, Levy shows how narrative elements developed out of the lyrical conventions of shih. In doing so, she accomplishes a double purpose, guiding the modern reader to an understanding of the nature of narrative in Chinese poetry and shedding light on the ways in which Chinese poets adapted the devises of lyric to the needs of a completely different expressive mode. Students of Chinese literature will welcome this pathbreaking study, but Chinese Narrative Poetry will interest other scholars as well because it addresses questions of crucial importance for literary theory and comparative literature, particularly the central issue of the applicability of Western critical concepts to non-Western literature and culture.

Text as Contract

The contract, it is argued, characterizes the relationships between the figures of the stories and stands for the broader concept of the written word as a guarantor of meaning - that is, as the medium between poet and reader.

Author: Timothy J. Mehigan

Publisher: Peter Lang Pub Incorporated

ISBN: UVA:X001196923

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 334

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Kleist's narratives convey a strong sense of structure, while describing the ubiquity of disorder in the imaginary world. A narrative paradigm, the contract, is advanced to analyse this interplay of pattern and disorder. The contract, it is argued, characterizes the relationships between the figures of the stories and stands for the broader concept of the written word as a guarantor of meaning - that is, as the medium between poet and reader. This study, then, must reflect on the possibility of legitimate communication - and of interpretation - in narrative.

A Third Narrative of the Proceedings at Turners Hall the twenty first day of April 1698 Giving an Account of the proofs brought by G K out of the Quakers W Penn G Whitehead etc Printed Books in full quotations opposing four great Fundamental Doctrines of the Christian Faith as they were read by G K out of his manuscript and examined by some ministers of the Church of England there present With various notes by G K and some additions of other Proofs and the attestation given by the said Ministers respecting the proofs Also W Penn s Letter to G K Likewise a letter of G K to G Whitehead in answer to his

George Whitehead in his Book called , The Nature of Christianity , p . 41. And that
he Existeth outwardly , bodily without us at Gods Right Hand , what Scripture
proof hath he for these words ? And then , what and where is God's Right Hand ;
is ...

Author: George KEITH (Rector of Edburton.)

Publisher:

ISBN: BL:A0020307120

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Speech Writing and Thought Presentation in 19th Century Narrative Fiction

There are diachronic, synchronic, thematic, and narrative criteria behind my
choice of data (see section 3.1 of Chapter 3 for a ... To conclude, this study aims
to provide new insights into the nature of 19th-century narrative fiction which can
be of ...

Author: Beatrix Busse

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780190212360

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 252

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Reference to or quotation from someone's speech, thoughts, or writing is a key component of narrative. These reports further a narrative, make it more interesting, natural, and vivid, ask the reader to engage with it, and reflect historical cultural understandings of modes of discourse presentation. To a large extent, the way we perceive a story depends on the ways it presents discourse, and along with it, speech, writing, and thought. In this book, Beatrix Busse investigates speech, writing, and thought presentation in a corpus of 19th-century narrative fiction including Frankenstein, Jane Eyre, Wuthering Heights, Oliver Twist, and many others. At the intersection between corpus linguistics and stylistics, this book develops a new corpus-stylistic approach for systematically analyzing the different narrative strategies of discourse presentation in key pieces of 19th-century narrative fiction. Speech, Writing, and Thought Presentation in 19th-Century Narrative Fiction identifies diachronic patterns as well as unique authorial styles, and places them within their cultural-historical context. It also suggests ways for automatically identifying forms of discourse presentation, and shows that the presentation of characters' minds reflects an ideological as well as an epistemological concern about what cannot be reported, portrayed, or narrated. Through insightful interdisciplinary analysis, Busse demonstrates that discourse presentation fulfills the function of prospection and encapsulation, marks narrative progression, and shapes readers' expectations.