Transparent Minds Narrative Modes for Presenting Consciousness in Fiction

by Dorrit Claire Cohn

Transparent Minds Narrative Modes for Presenting Consciousness in Fiction Synopsis

This book investigates the entire spectrum of techniques for portraying the mental lives of fictional characters in both the stream-of-consciousness novel and other fiction. Each chapter deals with one main technique, illustrated from a wide range of nineteenth- and twentieth-century fiction by writers including Stendhal, Dostoevsky, James, Mann, Kafka, Joyce, Proust, Woolf, and Sarraute.

Transparent Minds Narrative Modes for Presenting Consciousness in Fiction Press Reviews

I am willing to predict that Transparent Minds will serve the present generation of graduate students the way Frye's Anatomy of Criticism served a preceding one. --Marilyn Gaddis Rose, Canadian Review of Comparative Literature A lucid, thoroughgoing analysis of the novelist's art, a study that not only reveals the grammatical and stylistic scaffolding on which character is built, but also imparts new insights into individual characters and the works in which they appear. A truly outstanding accomplishment. --William Riggan, World Literature Today

Book Information

ISBN: 9780691101569
Publication date: 1st February 1984
Author: Dorrit Claire Cohn
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 344 pages
Categories: Literary studies: fiction, novelists & prose writers, Literary studies: general, Psychology,

About Dorrit Claire Cohn

Dorrit Cohn is Professor of Germanic Languages and Literatures at Harvard University.

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