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Neverending Stories : Toward a Critical Narratology

By: Fehn, Ann.
Contributor(s): Hoesterey, Ingeborg | Tatar, Maria.
Material type: TextTextSeries: eBooks on Demand.Princeton Legacy Library: Publisher: Princeton : Princeton University Press, 2014Description: 1 online resource (0 p.).ISBN: 9781400862221.Subject(s): Fiction -- Technique | Narration (Rhetoric)Genre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Neverending Stories : Toward a Critical NarratologyDDC classification: 808.3 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Cover -- Contents -- Introduction -- Part 1: History, Fiction, and the Claims of Writing: The Auto/Biographical Mode
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Cover -- Contents -- Introduction -- Part 1: History, Fiction, and the Claims of Writing: The Auto/Biographical Mode

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Most collections of essays by diverse hands lack focus. By contrast, the 16 essays in this volume suffer from a certain monotony induced by a very narrow set of shared formal and taxonomic concerns, and from an air of piety directed at some major figures (Dorrit Cohn, Franz Stanzel) whose work has inflected the narratological concerns of specialists in German literature. In these pages, they are joined by French-oriented figures like G'erard Genette and Susan Suleiman, yet even the latter's essay lacks the conceptual verve that usually characterizes her work. All this is unfortunate, because several of the topics addressed here matter to specialists: questions of first- and third-personal narrative, of narration and description, of gender and intertextuality. But the larger issues raised by even the best essays are frequently obscured by an engagement with minor detail that goes far beyond what scrupulous reading requires. The essays by D. Wellbery, L. Wolff, and G. Finney are of particular interest. As a whole, the volume will be helpful to graduate students and to the most advanced undergraduates.-K. T"ol"olyan, Wesleyan University

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