Narratology: Introduction to the Theory of Narrative, Fourth Edition
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.
- Division: Scholarly Publishing
- World Rights
- Page Count: 206 pages
- Dimensions: 6.0in x 0.5in x 9.0in
"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
"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."
Nineteenth-Century French Studies
"Narratology is a rich, highly instructive and eminently readable text."
Canadian Review of Comparative Literature
Author InformationMieke 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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