The Leading eBooks Store Online 4,166,437 members ⚫ 1,355,809 ebooks

New to eBooks.com?

Learn more

Theory and the Novel

Narrative Reflexivity in the British Tradition

Theory and the Novel by Jeffrey Williams
Buy this eBook
US$ 33.00 US$ 29.50
(If any tax is payable it will be calculated and shown at checkout.)
Narrative features such as frames, digressions, or authorial intrusions have traditionally been viewed as distractions from or anomalies in the narrative proper. In Theory and the Novel Jeffrey Williams exposes these elements as more than simple disruptions, analysing them as registers of narrative reflexivity, that is, moments that represent and advertise the functioning of narrative itself. Williams argues that narrative encodes and advertises its own functioning and modal form. He takes a range of novels from the English canon - Tristram Shandy, Joseph Andrews, The Turn of the Screw, Wuthering Heights, Lord Jim and Heart of Darkness are amongst the novels examined - and shows how narrative technique is never beyond or outside plot. He poses a series of theoretical questions such as about reflexitivity, imitation and fictionality, to offer a striking and original contribution to readings of the English novel, as well as to discussions of theory in general.
Cambridge University Press; December 1998
222 pages; ISBN 9780511037368
Read online, or download in secure PDF format
Title: Theory and the Novel
Author: Jeffrey Williams
 
Subject categories
ISBNs
0511037368
9780511037368
9780521430395