Frameworks: Narrative Levels and Embedded Narrative

Front Cover
P. Lang, 1997 - Literary Collections - 208 pages
0 Reviews
Reviews aren't verified, but Google checks for and removes fake content when it's identified
The structural device of the -story within a story-, variously labeled -frame-, -Chinese box-, -Russian doll-, or -embedded- narrative, is so widely found in the literature of all cultures and periods as to approach universality. Despite its durable attraction for writers and audiences throughout history, however, embedded narrative remains a form largely unmapped by literary theory. This study surveys and synthesizes the work done to date on this significant artistic technique and breaks new ground by providing a comprehensive model for the description and analysis of the many types and functions of embedded narrative."

From inside the book

What people are saying - Write a review

We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.


Historical and Implied Authors and Readers
The General Narrator

3 other sections not shown

Other editions - View all

Common terms and phrases

About the author (1997)

The Author: William Nelles is an assistant professor of English at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth. He received his Ph.D. in English from Northern Illinois University. In addition to publishing numerous articles in scholarly journals and books, he has served since 1991 as Bibliography Editor of the journal of literary theory "Style.

Bibliographic information