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Literary Fiction: The Ways We Read Narrative Literature

Literary Fiction: The Ways We Read Narrative Literature (Hardback)

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Insofar as literary theory has addressed the issue of literature as a means of communication and the function of literary fiction, opinions have been sharply divided, indicating that the elementary foundations of literary theory and criticism still need clarifying. Many of the "classical" problems that literary theory has been grappling with from Aristotle to our time are still waiting for a satisfactory solution. Based on a new cognitive model of the literature as communication, Farner systematically explains how literary fiction works, providing new solutions to a wide range of literary issues, like intention, function, evaluation, delimitation of the literary work as such, fictionality, suspense, and the roles of author and narrator, along with such narratological problems such as voice, point of view and duration. Covering a wide range of literary issues central to literary theory, offering new theories while also summarising the field as it stands, Literary Fiction will be a valuable guide and resource for students and scholars of the theory of literature.

Essays & WritingLiterary CriticismLiterary studies: fiction, novelists & prose writersEssays & WritingLiterary CriticismLiterary theory Publisher: Continuum Publishing Corporation Publication Date: 27/03/2014 ISBN-13: 9781623564841  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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Geir Farner is Professor of Dutch language and literature in the Department of Literature, Area Studies and European Languages (ILOS) at the University of Oslo, Norway.

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