We-Narratives: Collective Storytelling in Contemporary Fiction
Subjects (LCSH):Fiction -- 20th century -- History and criticism
Grammar, Comparative and general -- Pronoun
Storytelling in literature
Keywords:Literary Criticism / American / General
Literary Criticism / European / English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh
Literary Criticism / Semiotics & Theory
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Publisher:The Ohio State University Press
Series/Report no.:Theory and Interpretation of Narrative
Telling a story in the plural -- We-narrative: the first-person plural narrative situation -- We-discourses: the we-pronoun and Its indicative and performative uses in fiction -- Plural narrators: collective voices, lyric progression, and direct speech by groups -- Plural perspective: group ethos, narrators-voyeurs, and diegetic levels -- Collective knowledge: epistemological possibilities of we-narrators, gossip, and unreliability -- Us versus them: community dynamics in we-narratives.
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