Unnatural voices: extreme narration in modern and contemporary fiction / Brian Richardson.
By: Richardson, Brian.Material type: BookSeries: Theory and interpretation of narrative series: Publisher: Columbus : Ohio State University Press, c2006Description: xiii, 166 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.ISBN: 9780814210413 (cloth : alk. paper); 0814210414 (cloth : alk. paper); 9780814251577 (pbk. : alk. paper); 0814251579 (pbk. : alk. paper); 9780814291191 (cd-rom); 0814291198 (cd-rom).Subject(s): Fiction -- Technique | Narration (Rhetoric) | Fiction -- 20th century -- History and criticism | Fiction -- 19th century -- History and criticismAdditional physical formats: Online version:: Unnatural voices: extreme narration in modern and contemporary fiction.DDC classification: 809.3/83 Other classification: 17.86
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 151-160) and index.
Introduction: Transgressing self and voice-contemporary fiction and the death of the narrator -- "At first you feel a bit lost": the varieties of second person narration -- Class and consciousness: "We" narration from Conrad to postcolonial fiction -- I, etcetera: multiperson narration and the range of contemporary narrators -- Three extreme forms of narration and a note on postmodern unreliability -- Unnatural narration in contemporary drama -- Implied authors, historical authors, and the transparent narrator: toward a new model of the narrative transaction -- Conclusion: Voicing the unspeakable.