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Narrative (The New Critical Idiom)

Narrative (The New Critical Idiom)
Author: Paul Cobley
ISBN 13: 9780415212632
ISBN 10: 415212634
Edition: N/A
Publisher: Routledge
Publication Date: 2001-11-11
Format: Paperback
Pages: 288
List Price: $24.95

This comprehensive, accessible guidebook traces the ways in which human beings have used narrative to make sense of time, space and identity over the centuries. Particular attention is given to:
* early narrative, from Hellenic and Hebraic
* the rise of the novel
* realist representation
* imperialism and narrative
* modernism and cinema
* postmodern narrative
* narrative and new technologies.
With a strong emphasis on clarity and a range of examples from oral cultures to cyberspace, this is the ideal guide to an essential critical topic.