Narratology: Introduction to the Theory of Narrative, Fourth Edition

By Mieke Bal

© 2017

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.

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  • Page Count: 206 pages
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Providing insights into how readers interpret narrative texts, Narratology: Introduction to the Theory on Narrative, Fourth Edition, is a guide for students and scholars seeking to analyze narratives of any language, period, and region with clear, systematic, and reliable concepts.

Narratology: Introduction to the Theory of Narrative, Fourth Edition

By Mieke Bal

© 2017

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.

Continue Reading Read Less

Product Details

  • Division: Scholarly Publishing
  • World Rights
  • Page Count: 206 pages
  • Dimensions: 6.0in x 0.5in x 9.0in
  • Reviews

    "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

    "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
  • Author Information

    Mieke Bal is an award-wining cultural theorist, critic, video artist, curator and Professor Emeritus in Literary Theory at the University of Amsterdam.

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