The Cambridge companion to narrative /

Corporate Author: Cambridge collections online.
Other Authors: Herman, David, 1962-
Format: Online Book
Language: English
Published: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2007.
Series: Cambridge companions to literature.
Online Access: Online version
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Offering an excellent introduction to the elements of storytelling and methods of narrative analysis, this well-written, accessible addition to the "Cambridge Companions to Literature" series provides an excellent array of viewpoints from international experts on the basic elements and current criticism in narrative studies. Herman (Ohio State Univ.) organizes the volume in four parts: "Preliminaries," "Studying Narrative Fiction--A Starter Kit," "Other Narrative Media," and "Further Contexts for Narrative Study." He includes essays that offer a history of the study of narrative and provide an expansive discussion of what constitutes narrative studies. The essays are readable and use well-known works of literature to illustrate their ideas, and the suggestions for further reading and thorough index are bound to be useful. Joining H. Porter Abbott's The Cambridge Introduction to Narrative (2nd ed., 2008), this volume will be a welcome resource for both students beginning their research into narrative study and seasoned scholars looking for an overview of the field. Summing Up: Highly recommended. Upper-division undergraduates through faculty. C. R. Brown Mercyhurst College

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