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Narrative Theory : A Critical Introduction (Hardcover) (Kent Puckett)

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"Kent Puckett's Narrative Theory provides anaccount of a methodology increasingly central to literary studies, film studies, history, psychology and beyond. In addition to introducing readers to some of the field's major figures and their ideas, Puckett situates critical and philosophical approaches towards narrative within a longer intellectual history. The book reveals one of narrative theory's founding claims - that narratives need to be understood in terms of a formal relation between story and discourse, between what they narrate and how they narrate it - both as a necessary methodological distinction and as a problem characteristic of modern thought. Puckett thus shows that narrative theory is not only a powerful descriptive system but also a complex and sometimes ironic form of critique. Narrative Theory offers readers an introduction to the field's key figures, methods, and ideas and also reveals that field as unexpectedly central to the history of ideas"--
Number of Pages: 351.0
Genre: Literary Criticism
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Cambridge Univ Pr
Author: Kent Puckett
Language: English
Street Date: November 30, 2016
TCIN: 52039239
UPC: 9781107033665
Item Number (DPCI): 248-40-0207

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