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A poetics of unnatural narrative / edited by Jan Alber, Henrik Skov Nielsen, and Brian Richardson.

Contributor(s): Richardson, Brian, 1953- | Skov Nielsen, Henrik | Alber, Jan, 1973-.
Material type: TextTextSeries: JSTOR eBooks.Theory and interpretation of narrative series: Publisher: Columbus : Ohio State University Press, ©2013Description: 1 online resource (280 pages).Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9780814271049; 0814271049.Subject(s): Poetics | Narration (Rhetoric)Additional physical formats: Print version:: Poetics of unnatural narrative.DDC classification: 808/.036 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Unnatural stories and sequences / Brian Richardson -- The whirligig of time : toward a poetics of unnatural temporality / Rüdiger Heinze -- Unnatural spaces and narrative worlds / Jan Alber -- Naturalizing and unnaturalizing reading strategies : focalization revisited / Henrik Skov Nielsen -- Unnatural minds / Stefan Iversen -- Unnatural metalepsis and immersion : necessarily incompatible? / Werner Wolf -- Realism and the unnatural / Maria Mäkelä -- Implausibilities, crossovers, and impossibilities : a rhetorical approach to breaks in the code of mimetic character narration / James Phelan -- Unnatural narrative in hypertext fiction / Alice Bell -- The unnaturalness of narrative poetry / Brian McHale.
Summary: "A Poetics of Unnatural Narrative offers a collection of foundational essays introducing the reader to the full scope of unnatural narrative theory: its meaning, its goals, its extent, its paradoxes. This volume brings together a distinguished group of international critics, scholars, and historians of literature that includes several of the world's leading narrative theorists. Together, they survey many basic areas of narrative studies from an unnatural perspective: story, time, space, voice, minds, narrative levels, realism, nonfiction, hyperfiction, and narrative poetry. Rarely have these fundamental concepts been subjected to such an original and thoroughgoing reconceptualization. Much of the book is directed toward an investigation of experimental and antirealist work. Each essay focuses on texts and episodes that narrative theory has tended to neglect, and each provides theoretical formulations that are commensurate with such exceptional works. A Poetics of Unnatural Narrative articulates and delineates the newest and most radical movement in narrative studies. This anthology will be of great interest to students and scholars of narrative studies and of the history and theory of modern fiction."
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Unnatural stories and sequences / Brian Richardson -- The whirligig of time : toward a poetics of unnatural temporality / Rüdiger Heinze -- Unnatural spaces and narrative worlds / Jan Alber -- Naturalizing and unnaturalizing reading strategies : focalization revisited / Henrik Skov Nielsen -- Unnatural minds / Stefan Iversen -- Unnatural metalepsis and immersion : necessarily incompatible? / Werner Wolf -- Realism and the unnatural / Maria Mäkelä -- Implausibilities, crossovers, and impossibilities : a rhetorical approach to breaks in the code of mimetic character narration / James Phelan -- Unnatural narrative in hypertext fiction / Alice Bell -- The unnaturalness of narrative poetry / Brian McHale.

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"A Poetics of Unnatural Narrative offers a collection of foundational essays introducing the reader to the full scope of unnatural narrative theory: its meaning, its goals, its extent, its paradoxes. This volume brings together a distinguished group of international critics, scholars, and historians of literature that includes several of the world's leading narrative theorists. Together, they survey many basic areas of narrative studies from an unnatural perspective: story, time, space, voice, minds, narrative levels, realism, nonfiction, hyperfiction, and narrative poetry. Rarely have these fundamental concepts been subjected to such an original and thoroughgoing reconceptualization. Much of the book is directed toward an investigation of experimental and antirealist work. Each essay focuses on texts and episodes that narrative theory has tended to neglect, and each provides theoretical formulations that are commensurate with such exceptional works. A Poetics of Unnatural Narrative articulates and delineates the newest and most radical movement in narrative studies. This anthology will be of great interest to students and scholars of narrative studies and of the history and theory of modern fiction."

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