What is a narrative? What is narrative fiction? How does it differ from other kinds of narrative? What featuers turn a discourse into a narrative text? Now widely acknowledged as one of the most significant volumes in its field, Narrative Fiction turns its attention to these and other questions.In contrast to many other studies, Narrative Fiction is organized arround issueWhat is a narrative? What is narrative fiction? How does it differ from other kinds of narrative? What featuers turn a discourse into a narrative text? Now widely acknowledged as one of the most significant volumes in its field, Narrative Fiction turns its attention to these and other questions.In contrast to many other studies, Narrative Fiction is organized arround issues - such as events, time, focalization, characterization, narration, the text and its reading - rather than individual theorists or approaches. Within this structure, Shlomith Rimmon-Kenan addresses key approaches to narrative fiction, including New Criticism, formlaism, structuralism and phenomenology, but also offers views of the modifications to these theroies. While presenting an analysis of the system governing all fictional narratives, whether in the form of novel, short story or narrative poem, she also suggests how individual narratives can be studied against the background of this general system. A broad range of literary examples illustrate key aspects of the study.This edition is brought fully up-to-date with an invaluable new chapter, reflecting on recent developments in narratology. Readers are also directed to key recent works in the field. These additions to a classic text ensure that Narrative Fiction will remain the ideal starting point for anyone new to narrative theory....
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Narrative Fiction: Contemporay Poetics Reviews
Hated this book :)) not just because i think viewing literature as a formalist or as an structuralist always unsees the part that distunguishes literature from any other prose, but because as the subject was boring (since it tried to formulate any literary text) the tone was just as boring making reading harder.
I've been using this on and off for more than fifteen years, first as a primer in narrative, now as a dipper-into and refresher – both tasks, I think, with which it copes very admirably. Rimmon-Kenan offers a beginner in the study of narrative a concise, clear overall guide to various aspects of the topic (time, focalisation, narration, &c) and its brevity is a strength here, with little in the way of padding to get in the way of a focused delivery. For the more advanced reader, this volume provides a good and accessible reminder of things buried in memory somewhere, and though the text does not dive too deeply into all aspects of the discussion, it covers enough to be useful beyond its initial employment. It's also very readable, which is a bonus, and all too often a neglected aspect of academic texts of this kind.
Narrative Fiction is a short, easy-to-read book—and thus, an unintimidating introduction to narratology/narrative theory. The book is organized around three concepts: story (the succession of narrated events), text (the verbal representation of events), and narration (the act of telling or writing). Although the author specifically states in the opening chapter that her focus is narrative fiction—setting fictional narratives apart from other narratives—in the final chapter, she backtracks from this a bit, and IMO, most of her points can be applied to all narratives not just fictional ones. [This review refers to the first edition of the text.:]
A great intro text for literary/narrative fiction theory. At times the jargon was a little overpowering for someone not immersed in literary theory. I did really like the abundance of literary examples used by the author - these made the jargon make more sense!
A very informative book and great introduction to narratology, the language was a bit confusing though, especially in the beginning.
A short and simple overview of narrative concepts from a literary background. Definitely light reading, but not useless.
Very useful review of narrative theory. Brief and easy to follow. Great and many examples.
I strongly recommend this book to the students of Narratology and to the general readers of fiction as well. It reveals smoothly and Chrystal clearly the deepest secrets of narrative technique.
The book takes a fundamental approach when it's talking about formal narrative but It's a must read for everyone trying to start a writing career.
A very good book in the process of understanding a lot about fiction.. very simple, clear.. a book One can begin with.