Reading people, reading plots: character, progression, and the interpretation of narrative
Creators:Phelan, James, 1951-
Subjects (LCSH):English fiction -- History and criticism -- Theory, etc.
Characters and characteristics in literature
American fiction -- History and criticism -- Theory, etc.
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Publisher:University of Chicago Press
(print) xi, 238 p. ; 23 cm
Preface ix -- Introduction : Character, Progression, and the Rhetorical Interpretation of Narrative 1 -- Part I The Mimetic-Thematic Relationship and the Thematizing of Narrative -- 1 Character, Progression, and Thematism : The Cases of 1984 and Pride and Prejudice 27 -- 2 The Thematic Function and Interpreting by Cultural Codes: The Case of "The Beast in the Jungle" 61 -- Part II Incorporating the Synthetic Function : Reexamining Audiences and Progression -- 3 The Functions of Character and the Relations of Audiences in The French Lieutenant's Woman 83 -- 4 Progression and the Synthetic Secondary Character : The Case of John Wemmick 107 -- 5 Foregrounding the Synthetic: Calvino's "Reader" and the Audiences of Narrative 133 -- Part III Evaluating-and Resisting-Character and Progression -- 6 Evaluation and Resistance : The Case of Catherine Barkley 165 -- Conclusion : Extensions and Reconsiderations 189 -- Notes 213 -- Index 231
Other Identifiers:OCLC #18380728 (print)
LCCN 88020840 (print)
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