Rhetoric of Fiction
Edition: 2nd 1983 (Revised)
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Description: The first edition of The Rhetoric of Fiction transformed the criticism of fiction and soon became a classic in the field. One of the most widely used texts in fiction courses, it is a standard reference point in advanced discussions of how fictional form works, how authors make novels accessible, and how readers recreate texts, and its concepts and terms—such as "the implied author," "the postulated reader," and "the unreliable narrator"—have become part of the standard critical lexicon. For this new edition, Wayne C. Booth has written an extensive Afterword in which he clarifies misunderstandings, corrects what he now views as errors, and sets forth his own recent thinking about the rhetoric of fiction. The other new feature is a Supplementary Bibliography, prepared by James Phelan in consultation with the author, which lists the important critical works of the past twenty years—two decades that Booth describes as "the richest in the history of the subject."
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List price: $29.00
Copyright year: 1983
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Publication date: 2/15/1983
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.00" long x 1.50" tall
|Foreword to the Second Edition|
|Preface to the First Edition|
|Artistic Purity and the Rhetoric of Fiction|
|Telling and Showing Authoritative|
|""Telling"" in Early Narration|
|Two Stories from theDecameron|
|The Author's Many Voices|
|""True Novels Must Be Realistic""|
|From Justified Revolt to Crippling Dogma|
|From Differentiated Kinds to Universal Qualities|
|General Criteria in Earlier Periods|
|Three Sources of General Criteria: The Work, the Author, the Reader|