Towards a 'Natural' Narratology

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In this ground breaking work of synthesis, Monika Fludernik combines insights from literary theory and linguistics to provide a challenging new theory of narrative.
This book is both an historical survey and theoretical study, with the author drawing on an enormous range of examples from the earliest oral study to contemporary experimental fiction. She uses these examples to prove that recent literature, far from heralding the final collapse of narrative, represents the epitome of a centuries long developmental process.
 

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There's no such word as Narratology, it's Narration.!

Contents

Prologue in the wilderness
1
1 Towards a natural narratology
9
2 Natural narrative and other oral modes
39
3 From the oral to the written
68
4 The realist paradigm
97
5 Reflectorization and figuralization
133
6 Virgin territories
166
7 Games with tellers telling and told
202
8 Natural Narratology
234
In lieu of an epilogue
281
Notes
283
References
307
Author index
338
Subject index
343

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