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The Resource Openings : narrative beginnings from the epic to the novel, A.D. Nuttall

Openings : narrative beginnings from the epic to the novel, A.D. Nuttall

Label
Openings : narrative beginnings from the epic to the novel
Title
Openings
Title remainder
narrative beginnings from the epic to the novel
Statement of responsibility
A.D. Nuttall
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
What is the difference between a natural beginning and the beginning of a story? Some deny that there are any beginnings in nature, except perhaps for the origin of the universe itself, suggesting that elsewhere we have only a continuum of events, into which beginnings are variously 'read' by different societies. This book argues that history is full of real beginnings but that poets and novelists are indeed free to begin their stories wherever they like. The ancient poet Homer laid down a rule for his successors when he began his epic by plunging in medias res, 'into the midst of things'. The inspiring Muse of epic gives way to the poet's ego, dies, revives and dies again. Later writers, however, persistently play off the 'interventionist', in medias res opening against some sense of a 'deep', natural beginning: Genesis or the birth of a child. Ranging from Greek and Roman epic to the modern novel via Dante, Milton, Wordsworth, Sterne, and Dickens, A.D. Nuttall has written an ambitious and original book which will be of interest to a wide variety of readers
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Nuttall, A. D.
Dewey number
808
Index
index present
LC call number
PN212
LC item number
.N88 1991
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Openings (Rhetoric)
  • Narration (Rhetoric)
  • Epic poetry
  • Fiction
  • Poesía épica
  • Novela
  • Beginregels
  • Verteltheorie
  • Rhétorique
  • Poésie narrative
  • Incipit
  • Narration
  • Épopées
  • Roman
  • Prologues et épilogues
  • Exposition (rhétorique)
Label
Openings : narrative beginnings from the epic to the novel, A.D. Nuttall
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 5.
  • Tristram Shandy
  • 6.
  • David and Pip
  • 7.
  • The Sense of a Beginning
  • 1.
  • The Beginning of the Aeneid
  • 2.
  • The Commedia
  • 3.
  • Paradise Lost
  • 4.
  • The Prelude
Control code
24011356
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
x, 255 pages
Isbn
9780198117414
Lccn
91020192
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(WaOLN)1444931
Label
Openings : narrative beginnings from the epic to the novel, A.D. Nuttall
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 5.
  • Tristram Shandy
  • 6.
  • David and Pip
  • 7.
  • The Sense of a Beginning
  • 1.
  • The Beginning of the Aeneid
  • 2.
  • The Commedia
  • 3.
  • Paradise Lost
  • 4.
  • The Prelude
Control code
24011356
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
x, 255 pages
Isbn
9780198117414
Lccn
91020192
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(WaOLN)1444931

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