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- Springer 2013; US$ 49.99
Why did Kurt Vonnegut shun being labeled a writer of science fiction (SF)? How did Margaret Atwood and Ursula K. Le Guin find themselves in a public argument about the nature of SF? This volume explores the broad category of SF as a genre, as one that challenges readers, viewers, teachers, and scholars, and then as one that is often itself challenged... more...
- Infobase Publishing 2004; US$ 45.00
From Daniel Defoe to Philip Roth, from Charles Dickens to Amy Tan, Novelists and Novels contains esteemed literary critic Harold Bloom's writings on the greatest novels and novelists in the Western tradition. Bloom's brilliant insights and lively discourse serve not only to illuminate, but also to inspire readers to turn again to our finest works of... more...
- F+W Media 2004; US$ 16.99
Craft an Engaging Plot How does plot influence story structure? What's the difference between plotting for commercial and literary fiction? How do you revise a plot or structure that's gone off course? With Write Great Fiction: Plot & Structure , you'll discover the answers to these questions and more. Award-winning author James Scott Bell offers... more...
- De Gruyter 2011; US$ 119.00
How does narratology relate to narrative strangeness? This question is urgent for narratologists who share a marked skepticism towards the idea of using ?natural? narratives as some kind of genetic model for understanding and interpreting all kinds of narratives, and for whom the distinction of fiction is important. This anthology presents... more...
- John Benjamins Publishing Company 1985; US$ 98.00
Pragmatics and Fiction explores the basic pragmatic differences between fictional and nonfictional discourse. These differences derive mainly from the creation of a fictional figure who narrates the text and who, in turn, addresses his narrative to a fictional audience. Since these figures become the language users of the fictional text and, therefore,... more...
- J.B. Metzler'sche Verlagsbuchhandlung und Carl Ernst Poeschel Verlag GmbH 2011; US$ 64.02
Alle Aspekte der Erzählliteratur. Das komparatistisch ausgerichtete Handbuch bezieht sich auf alle großen europäischen Literaturen. Es vermittelt einen Zugang zu den Untergattungen und Darstellungsverfahren der abendländischen Erzählliteratur und präsentiert den aktuellen Stand der internationalen Forschung. Die Hauptströmungen der modernen Erzähltheorie... more...
- John Benjamins Publishing Company 1983; US$ 149.00
Text to Reader seeks to find a critical approach that links a novel?s form to its socio-cultural context. Combining elements from Iser?s reception aesthetics, speech act theory, and Goffman?s frame analysis, this book starts from the assumption that a reader has certain conventional expectations with regard to a novel, and then goes on to examine... more...
- University of Iowa Press 1992; US$ 31.95
The surprising and controversial thesis of Feminist Fabulation is unflinching: the postmodern canon has systematically excluded a wide range of important women's writing by dismissing it as genre fiction. Marleen Barr issues an urgent call for a corrective, for the recognition of a new meta- or supergenre of contemporary writing--feminist fabulation--which... more...
- University of Iowa Press 2007; US$ 29.95
In what can only be called a genuine intellectual adventure, Russell Berman raises fundamental questions long ignored by literary scholars; Why does literature command our attention at all? Why would society want to cultivate a sphere of activity devoted to the careful study of literary fiction? Written as a tonic to what he calls the debilitating... more...
- Tin House Books 2011; US$ 24.95
A classic how-to manual, William Wallace Cook?s Plotto is one writer?s personal method, painstakingly diagrammed for the benefit of others. The theory itself may be simple — "Purpose opposed by Obstacle yields Conflict" — but Cook takes his "Plottoist" through hundreds of situations and scenarios, guiding the reader?s hand as a dizzying array of... more...