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Fictions of discourse : reading narrative theory, Patrick O'Neill

Label
Fictions of discourse : reading narrative theory
Title
Fictions of discourse
Title remainder
reading narrative theory
Statement of responsibility
Patrick O'Neill
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The fundamental principle upon which contemporary narratology is constructed is that narrative is an essentially divided endeavour, involving the story (ẁhat really happened') and the discourse (h̀ow what happened is presented'). For traditional criticism, the primary task of narrative discourse is essentially to convey the story as transparently as possible. Patrick O'Neill investigates the extent to which narrative discourse also contains the counter-tendency not to tell the story, indeed to subvert the story it tells in foregrounding its own performance. The systemic implications of this perspective for narrative and for narrative theory are examined within the conceptual framework provided by classical French narratology. O'Neill ultimately attempts both to expand and to problematize the structural model of narrative proposed by this centrally important tradition of narrative theory. O'Neill describes narrative as functioning in terms of four interacting levels: story, narrative text, narration, and textuality. Using a range of examples from Homer to modern European fiction, he discusses traditional narrative categories such as voice, focalization, character, and setting, and reinscribes them within the contextual space of author and reader to bring out narrative's potential for ambiguity and unreliability. He also discusses the implications of translation for narrative theory
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Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1945-
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O'Neill, Patrick
Dewey number
808
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PN212
LC item number
.O49 1996eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Theory/culture
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  • Narration (Rhetoric)
  • LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES
  • LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES
  • REFERENCE
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
  • Narration (Rhetoric)
Label
Fictions of discourse : reading narrative theory, Patrick O'Neill
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Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 169-180) 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
""Contents""; ""Acknowledgments""; ""Introduction""; ""1 Theory Games: Narratives and Narratologies""; ""2 Narrative Facts and Other Fictions: Story and Discourse""; ""3 Discourse Discoursed: The Ventriloquism Effect""; ""4 Points of Origin: The Focalization Factor""; ""5 Texts and Textuality: The Shapers and the Shaped""; ""6 Games Texts Play: Reading between the Narratives""; ""Conclusion""; ""NOTES""; ""BIBLIOGRAPHY""; ""INDEX""; ""A""; ""B""; ""C""; ""D""; ""E""; ""F""; ""G""; ""H""; ""I""; ""J""; ""K""; ""L""; ""M""; ""N""; ""O""; ""P""; ""Q""; ""R""; ""S""; ""T""; ""V""; ""W""; ""Z""
Control code
806952984
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (x, 188 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781442674868
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unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations.
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22573/ctt53s7f
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)806952984
Label
Fictions of discourse : reading narrative theory, Patrick O'Neill
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 169-180) 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
""Contents""; ""Acknowledgments""; ""Introduction""; ""1 Theory Games: Narratives and Narratologies""; ""2 Narrative Facts and Other Fictions: Story and Discourse""; ""3 Discourse Discoursed: The Ventriloquism Effect""; ""4 Points of Origin: The Focalization Factor""; ""5 Texts and Textuality: The Shapers and the Shaped""; ""6 Games Texts Play: Reading between the Narratives""; ""Conclusion""; ""NOTES""; ""BIBLIOGRAPHY""; ""INDEX""; ""A""; ""B""; ""C""; ""D""; ""E""; ""F""; ""G""; ""H""; ""I""; ""J""; ""K""; ""L""; ""M""; ""N""; ""O""; ""P""; ""Q""; ""R""; ""S""; ""T""; ""V""; ""W""; ""Z""
Control code
806952984
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (x, 188 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781442674868
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt53s7f
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)806952984

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