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The Cambridge introduction to narrative

Author: Abbott, H. Porter Publisher: Cambridge University Press (CUP) 2002.Language: EnglishDescription: 203p. : Photos ; 23 cm.ISBN: 9780521659697Type of document: BookBibliography/Index: Includes bibliographical references and index and glossary
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Includes bibliographical references and index and glossary

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Contents Cambridge Introduction to Narrative Cambridge Introduction to Narrative List qf illustrations Prcfiice xi Acknoudedgments page x xiv Chapter 1 Narrative and life The universality of narrative Narrative and time 3 Narrative perception 6 1 I Chapter 2 Defining narrative 12 The bare minimum 12 Story and narrative discourse 14 The medation (construction) of story Constituent and supplementary events Narrativity 22 17 20 Chapter 3 The borders of narrative Framing narratives 25 Paratexts 26 The outer limits of narrative Is it narrative or is it life itself? 25 27 32 Chapter 4 The rhetoric of narrative The rhetoric of narrative Causation 37 Normalization 40 Masterplots 42 Narrative rhetoric at work 36 36 46 Chapter 5 Closure 51 Conflict: the agon 51 Closure and endings 52 Closure, suspense, and surprise 53 Closure at the level of expectations 54 Closure at the level of questions 56 The absence of closure 57 Chapter 6 Narration 62 62 A few words on interpretation The narrator 63 Voice 64 Focalization 66 Distance 67 Reliability 69 Free indirect style 70 Narration on stage and screen 72 76 Chapter 7 Interpreting narrative The implied author 77 Underreading 79 Overreading 82 83 Gaps Cruxes 85 Repetition: themes and motifs 88 93 Chapter 8 Three ways to interpret narrative The question of wholeness in narrative lntentional readings 95 Symptomatic readings 97 Adaptive readings 100 93 Chapter 9 Adaptation across media Adaptation as creative destruction Duration and pace 107 Character 109 Figurative language 11 1 105 10s Gaps 114 Focalization 1 15 Constraints of the marketplace 1 18 123 Chapter 10 Character and self in narrative Character vs. action 123 Flat and round characters 126 Can characters be real? 127 Types 129 Autobiography 131 Life writing as performative 134 Chapter 11 Narrative contestation A contest of narratives A narrative lattice-work 138 142 138 Shadow stories 144 Motivation and personality 146 Masterplots and types 148 Revising cultural masterplots 1 50 Battling narratives are everywhere 152 Chapter 12 Narrative negotiation Narrative negotiation 157 Critical reading as narrative negotiation Closure, one more time 168 The end of closure? 171 156 162 Notes 176 Bibliography 183 Glossary and topical index 187 lndex o_f'authors and narratives 198

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