Narratology: Introduction to the Theory of Narrative, Fourth Edition
Published: August 2017© 2017
Imprint: University of Toronto Press
Page Count: 206 Pages
Dimensions: 6.03 x 9.00
206 Pages, 6.03 x 9.00 x 0.52 in
Since its first publication in English in 1985, Mieke Bal's Narratology has become an international classic and the comprehensive introduction to the theory of narrative texts, both literary and non-literary. Providing insights into how readers interpret narrative text, the fourth edition of Narratology is a guide for students and scholars seeking to analyze narratives of any language, period, and region with clear, systematic, and reliable concepts.
With the addition of in-depth analysis of literary nuances and methods, award-wining cultural theorist Mieke Bal continues to present narrative concepts with clarity. Bal uses a systematic framework to better explain how narratives function, are formed, and eventually interpreted by the reader, while presenting a comprehensive study of the surface perception of language, the perceived narrative world, point of view, and characterization.
"The clarity of the exposition and the open, unobtrusive acknowledgment of sources in the text will encourage students to read important related works of theory with the benefit of an already established and solidly constructed frame of reference."Joan Dargan, Nineteenth-Century French Studies
"Narratology is a rich, highly instructive and eminently readable text."Uri Margolin, Canadian Review of Comparative Literature
"The book is an excellent introduction to narratology. It is clearly and concisely written, and it explains the categories of narratology in a straightforward fashion."Lawrence R. Schehr, SubStance