Narrative Dynamics Essays on Time, Plot, Closure, and Frame

ISBN-10: 0814250920

ISBN-13: 9780814250921

Edition: 2001

Authors: Brian Richardson
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Book details

List price: $28.95
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: Ohio State University Press
Publication date: 5/22/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 399
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.232
Language: English

Acknowledgments
General Introduction
Time
Forms of Time and of the Chronotope in the Novel: Notes toward a Historical Poetics
Order, Duration, and Frequency
Narrative Time
Beyond Story and Discourse: Narrative Time in Postmodern and Nonmimetic Fiction
Plot
Story and Plot
Fairy-Tale Transformations
The Concept of Plot and the Plot of Tom Jones
The Argument of Comedy
Emphasis Added: Plots and Plausibilities in Women's Fiction
Narrative Desire
Coming Unstrung: Women, Men, Narrative, and Principles of Pleasure
Narrative Sequencing
Story, Plot, and Motivation
Text Generation
The Historical Text as Literary Artifact
Narrative Progression
Spatialization: A Strategy for Reading Narrative
Queering the Marriage Plot: How Serial Form Works in Maupin's Tales of the City
Beginnings and Ends
Beginnings
The Sense of a Beginning
Problems of Closure in the Traditional Novel
Endings and Contradictions
Reading Beginnings and Endings
Loose Ends: Aesthetic Closure and Social Crisis
Narrative Frames
The Literary Frame
Stories within Stories: Narrative Levels and Embedded Narrative William Nelles
The Parergon
Stacks, Frames, and Boundaries
Bibliography
Suggested Further Reading
Relevant Short Narratives
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