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The Resource Acts of narrative : textual strategies in modern German fiction, Patrick O'Neill

Acts of narrative : textual strategies in modern German fiction, Patrick O'Neill

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Acts of narrative : textual strategies in modern German fiction
Title
Acts of narrative
Title remainder
textual strategies in modern German fiction
Statement of responsibility
Patrick O'Neill
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Because German literary criticism tends to be strongly historicist in character, modern and postmodern German narrative has remained relatively unexplored by poststructuralist critics. In the eight individual analyses of twentieth-century German texts that make up this book, Patrick O'Neill deviates from the theoretical mainstream. O'Neill applies the principles of structuralist and poststructuralist narratology to a selection of narratives from both modernist and postmodernist German authors: Mann, Kafka, and Hesse, and Canetti, Johnson, Handke, and Bernhard
  • O'Neill's approach rests on three assumptions: first, that all stories are stories told in particular ways; second, that these particular ways of telling stories are interesting objects of study in and for themselves; and third, that modern German fiction includes a number of narratives that allow us to indulge that interest in ways that are themselves compelling. The relationship of story and discourse is central to Acts of Narrative; in particular, each of the texts under analysis continually foregrounds the active role of the reader, which O'Neill sees as an inescapable feature of modern and postmodern narrative as a semiotic structure. The volume might be described as an exercise in semiotic narratology, exploring a variety of aspects of the semiotics of narrative as a discursive system
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Cataloging source
CaOTU
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1945-
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O'Neill, Patrick
Dewey number
833/.910923
Index
index present
LC call number
PT772
LC item number
.O3 1996eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Theory/culture
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  • German fiction
  • Narration (Rhetoric)
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
  • German fiction
  • Narration (Rhetoric)
  • Literatur
  • Narrativität
  • Deutsch
Label
Acts of narrative : textual strategies in modern German fiction, Patrick O'Neill
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Death in Venice : narrative situations in Thomas Mann's Der Tod in Venedig
  • Trial : paradigms of indeterminacy in Franz Kafka's Der Prozess
  • Harry Haller's records : the ludic imagination in Hermann Hesse's Steppenwolf
  • Auto da fé : reading misreading in Elias Canetti's Die Blendung
  • Tin Drum : implications of unrealibility in Günter Grass's Die Blechtrommel
  • Two views : the authority of discourse in Uwe Johnson's Zwei Ansichten --
  • Goalie's anxiety : signs and semiosis in Peter Handke's Die Angst des Tormanns beim Elfmeter
  • Lime works : narrative and noise in Thomas Bernhard's Das Kalkwerk
Control code
244767455
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (x, 205 pages).
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781442670600
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
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22573/ctt58wdt
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)244767455
Label
Acts of narrative : textual strategies in modern German fiction, Patrick O'Neill
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Death in Venice : narrative situations in Thomas Mann's Der Tod in Venedig
  • Trial : paradigms of indeterminacy in Franz Kafka's Der Prozess
  • Harry Haller's records : the ludic imagination in Hermann Hesse's Steppenwolf
  • Auto da fé : reading misreading in Elias Canetti's Die Blendung
  • Tin Drum : implications of unrealibility in Günter Grass's Die Blechtrommel
  • Two views : the authority of discourse in Uwe Johnson's Zwei Ansichten --
  • Goalie's anxiety : signs and semiosis in Peter Handke's Die Angst des Tormanns beim Elfmeter
  • Lime works : narrative and noise in Thomas Bernhard's Das Kalkwerk
Control code
244767455
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (x, 205 pages).
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781442670600
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt58wdt
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)244767455

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