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Narrative, Interrupted : The Plotless, the Disturbing and the Trivial in Literature

By: Lehtimäki, Markku.
Contributor(s): Karttunen, Laura | Mäkelä, Maria.
Material type: TextTextSeries: eBooks on Demand.Publisher: Berlin : De Gruyter, 2012Description: 1 online resource (344 p.).ISBN: 9783110259971.Subject(s): Discourse analysis, Narrative | Literature -- History and criticism -- Theory, etc | Narration (Rhetoric)Genre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Narrative, Interrupted : The Plotless, the Disturbing and the Trivial in LiteratureDDC classification: 808.036 LOC classification: PN212 .N3765 2012Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Preface; Part I: The Still Waters of Narrative: The Boring and the Plotless; Conversational and Authorial Disclosure in the Dialogue Novel: The Case of The Friends of Eddie Coyle; Resistance to Plot and Uneven Narrativity: A Journey from "A Boring Story" to The Rings of Saturn; What Happens When Nothing Happens: Interpreting Narrative Technique in the Plotless Novels of Nicholson Baker; Events Can Be Quoted (and Words Need Not Be); Pynchon's Poetics of Boredom: Cognitive and Textual Aspects of Novelistic Dreariness; Part II: A Web of Sense: Interpreting the Disturbing and the Difficult
Toward a Zoonarratology: Storytelling and Species Difference in Animal ComicsWatching a Tree Grow: Terrence Malick's The New World and the Nature of Cinema; Navigating - Making Sense - Interpreting (The Reader behind La Jalousie); History Impossible: Narrating and Motivating the Past; Unnatural Temporalities: Interfaces between Postmodernism, Science Fiction, and the Fantastic; The Imperfect Is Our Paradise: Intertextuality and Fragmentary Narration in Margaret Atwood's Alias Grace; Fragile Narrative Situations: Conrad Compared to Sebald; Part III: Shadow of a Tail: Problems of Authorship
Name Change and Author Avatars in Varlam Shalamov and Primo LeviStranger than Fiction, or, Jerome David Salinger, Author of Lolita: Real, Implied and Fictive Authorship; Translators, Scoundrels and Gentlemen of Honor: Problems of Nabokov's Loyalty; Affordances of Form in Stanzaic Narrative Poetry; A Shadow on the Marble; Index
Summary: What do boring stories and seemingly insignificant details reveal about the nature of narrative? How does narrativity manifest itself in forms such as stanzaic poetry and fictional dialogue? Narrative, Interrupted probes the limits of narrativity by focusing on the anti-linear, anti-causal and non-natural tendencies of literature. The book highlights the potential of literature to subvert the natural, cognitive frames of reading. It investigates that moment when a chain of events is disturbed by something that lies underneath: a feeling, an image, the shadow of the author.
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Preface; Part I: The Still Waters of Narrative: The Boring and the Plotless; Conversational and Authorial Disclosure in the Dialogue Novel: The Case of The Friends of Eddie Coyle; Resistance to Plot and Uneven Narrativity: A Journey from "A Boring Story" to The Rings of Saturn; What Happens When Nothing Happens: Interpreting Narrative Technique in the Plotless Novels of Nicholson Baker; Events Can Be Quoted (and Words Need Not Be); Pynchon's Poetics of Boredom: Cognitive and Textual Aspects of Novelistic Dreariness; Part II: A Web of Sense: Interpreting the Disturbing and the Difficult

Toward a Zoonarratology: Storytelling and Species Difference in Animal ComicsWatching a Tree Grow: Terrence Malick's The New World and the Nature of Cinema; Navigating - Making Sense - Interpreting (The Reader behind La Jalousie); History Impossible: Narrating and Motivating the Past; Unnatural Temporalities: Interfaces between Postmodernism, Science Fiction, and the Fantastic; The Imperfect Is Our Paradise: Intertextuality and Fragmentary Narration in Margaret Atwood's Alias Grace; Fragile Narrative Situations: Conrad Compared to Sebald; Part III: Shadow of a Tail: Problems of Authorship

Name Change and Author Avatars in Varlam Shalamov and Primo LeviStranger than Fiction, or, Jerome David Salinger, Author of Lolita: Real, Implied and Fictive Authorship; Translators, Scoundrels and Gentlemen of Honor: Problems of Nabokov's Loyalty; Affordances of Form in Stanzaic Narrative Poetry; A Shadow on the Marble; Index

What do boring stories and seemingly insignificant details reveal about the nature of narrative? How does narrativity manifest itself in forms such as stanzaic poetry and fictional dialogue? Narrative, Interrupted probes the limits of narrativity by focusing on the anti-linear, anti-causal and non-natural tendencies of literature. The book highlights the potential of literature to subvert the natural, cognitive frames of reading. It investigates that moment when a chain of events is disturbed by something that lies underneath: a feeling, an image, the shadow of the author.

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<p>Markku Lehtimäki, Laura Karttunen und Maria Mäkelä, University of Tampere, Finland.</p>

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