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  • Strange Voices in Narrative Fictionby Per Krogh Hansen; Stefan Iversen; Henrik Skov Nielsen; Rolf Reitan

    De Gruyter 2011; US$ 126.00

    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...

  • Pragmatics and Fictionby Jon-K. Adams

    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...

  • Fiction Sets You Freeby Russell A. Berman

    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...

  • Truth in Fictionby Franck Lihoreau

    De Gruyter 2010; US$ 168.00

    The essays collected in this volume are all concerned with the connection between fiction and truth. This question is of utmost importance to metaphysics, philosophy of language, philosophical logic and epistemology, raising in each of these areas and at their intersections a large number of issues related to creation, existence, reference,... more...

  • The Art & Craft of Writing Christian Fictionby Jeff Gerke

    F+W Media 2012; US$ 17.99

    Let's face it: Christian fiction is fun. Even if you're writing a serious-minded study of man's inhumanity to man, there is something exhilarating about story; about creating people and worlds and events; about telling a tale that keeps readers enraptured and maybe - just maybe - leaves them fortified in their walk with Jesus. But for all of the... more...

  • Faktualität und Fiktionalität in autobiographischen Texten des 20. Jahrhundertsby Esther Kraus

    Tectum Verlag 2014; US$ 26.49

    'Die Dichter lügen' - nicht. Platons Vorwurf ist literaturwissenschaftlich längst entkräftet: Fiktionale literarische Texte erzählen Erfundenes - allerdings nicht, um den Leser zu täuschen, sondern um ihn unter Einhaltung bestimmter Spielregeln zu unterhalten. Was aber passiert, wenn eben diese Regeln verletzt werden - und literarische Texte Konventionen... more...

  • Metafictionby Mark Currie

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 70.95

    Metafiction is one of the most distinctive features of postwar fiction, appearing in the work of novelists as varied as Eco, Borges, Martin Amis and Julian Barnes. It comprises two elements: firstly cause, the increasing interpenetration of professional literary criticism and the practice of writing; and secondly effect: an emphasis on the playing... more...

  • Mythology in the Modern Novelby John J. White

    Princeton University Press 2015; US$ 34.95

    J. J. White reexamines the use of myth in fiction in order to bring a new terminological precision into the field. While concentrating on the German novel (Mann, Broch, and Nossack), he discusses the work of Alberto Moravia, John Bowen, Michel Butor, and Macdonald Harris as well, in order to show the modern predilection for myth in whatever national... more...

  • Heroizabilityby Ibrahim Taha

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 140.00

    The author argues that Heroizability, the ability of heroizing the major character, is the required theory for producing meanings in literary narratives introduced in three circles: the author's, the protagonist's, and the reader's. Based on an evolutionary model, heroizability treats literary characters as natural anthroposemiotic entities... more...

  • The Cambridge Introduction to Postmodern Fictionby Bran Nicol

    Cambridge University Press 2009; US$ 24.00

    A lucid exploration of the key features of postmodernism and the most important authors from Beckett to DeLillo. more...