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The Cambridge Companion to Narrative

by David Herman

Part of the Cambridge Companions to Literature Series

The Cambridge Companion to Narrative Synopsis

The Cambridge Companion to Narrative provides a unique and valuable overview of current approaches to narrative study. An international team of experts explores ideas of storytelling and methods of narrative analysis as they have emerged across diverse traditions of inquiry and in connection with a variety of media, from film and television, to storytelling in the 'real-life' contexts of face-to-face interaction, to literary fiction. Each chapter presents a survey of scholarly approaches to topics such as character, dialogue, genre or language, shows how those approaches can be brought to bear on a relatively well-known illustrative example, and indicates directions for further research. Featuring a chapter reviewing definitions of narrative, a glossary of key terms and a comprehensive index, this is an essential resource for both students and scholars in many fields, including language and literature, composition and rhetoric, creative writing, jurisprudence, communication and media studies, and the social sciences.

The Cambridge Companion to Narrative Press Reviews

'Providing invaluable insight into the minutest formats of narrative manifestation ... a comprehensive resource that cuts across multiple disciplines, illuminating perennials of homo diegesis and the condition of narrativity.' American, British and Canadian Studies 'A precious addition to our library, yes, no matter what level students of narrative we are.' University of Debrecen

Book Information

ISBN: 9780521856966
Publication date: 19th July 2007
Author: David Herman
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 328 pages
Categories: Literary theory,

About David Herman

David Herman is Professor of English at Ohio State University.

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