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Narrative as Theme - Studies in French Fiction (Hardcover): Gerald Prince

Narrative as Theme - Studies in French Fiction (Hardcover)

Gerald Prince

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In literature the very act of narration often constitutes a theme: everyone is familiar with narration that interrupts the story, that provides an ironic gloss on the action, that exposes the narrator, that serves to deceive. In "Narrative as Theme" Gerald Prince offers the first book-length study of the theme of narrative and of the relationship between narrative and truth in fiction.
In the first part, theoretical in nature, Prince considers the notion of theme as well as the theme of narrative itself, surveys the research that has come out of that notion, and isolates starting points for the investigation of narrative as theme. Of particular interest to narratologists will be his discussion of the "disnarrated," all those passages of a text that consider what did not or does not happen but oculd have. He shows how the disnarrated is an important guide to reading the theme of narrative. The second part focuses on seven French novels: Mme de Lafayette's "La Princesse de Cleves," Voltaire's "Candide," "Flaubert's Madame Bovary," Sartre's "La Nausee," Maupassant's "Bel-Ami," Claude Simon's "La Route des Flandres," and Patrick Modiano's "Rue des Boutiques Obscures," Written in first and third person, absorbed or not in the act of narration, variously concerned with history, ethics, and psychology, these classical, modern, and postmodern works exemplify basic positions with regard to the truth or value of narrative.

His "Dictionary of Narratology," published by the University of Nebraska Press in 1987, confirmed Gerald Prince as one of the world's leading narratologists.


Imprint: University of Nebraska Press
Country of origin: United States
Release date: March 1992
First published: March 1992
Authors: Gerald Prince
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 21mm (L x W x T)
Format: Hardcover - Cloth over boards / Cloth over boards / Cloth over boards
Pages: 161
ISBN-13: 978-0-8032-3699-8
Categories: Books > Language & Literature > Literature: history & criticism > Novels, other prose & writers > General
LSN: 0-8032-3699-9
Barcode: 9780803236998

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