Narrative - Paul Cobley (Paperback)

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9780415834445
Department
Books
Released
1 Dec 2014
Supply Source
UK

Book

Author
Paul Cobley
Binding
Paperback
Publisher
Taylor & Francis
Edition
2
Series
The New Critical Idiom
Language
English
Number of Pages
292
Dimensions
197 x 133 x 19mm (327g)

Summary

Human beings have constantly told stories, presented events and placed the world into narrative form. This activity suggests a very basic way of looking at the world, yet, this book argues, even the most seemingly simple of stories is embedded in a complex network of relations. Paul Cobley traces these relations, considering the ways in which humans have employed narrative over the centuries to ‘re-present’ time, space and identity.

This second, revised and fully updated edition of the successful guidebook to narrative covers a range of narrative forms and their historical development from early oral and literate forms through to contemporary digital media, encompassing Hellenic and Hebraic foundations, the rise of the novel, realist representations, narratives of imperialism, modernism, cinema, postmodernism and new technologies. A final chapter reviews the way that narrative theory in the last decade has re-orientated definitions of narrative.

Written in a clear, engaging style and featuring an extensive glossary of terms, this is the essential introduction to the history and theory of narrative.

Non-Fiction

General Subject
Literary Criticism
BISAC Subject 1
Literary Criticism / Books & Reading
BISAC Subject 2
Performing Arts / Storytelling
BIC Classification 1
Literary studies: general
BIC Classification 2
Literary theory
Library Subject 1
Fiction - History and criticism
Library Subject 2
Narration (Rhetoric)
Academic Subject 1
Books And Reading
Academic Subject 2
Literary Forms
Dewey Classification
028

Author Bio

Paul Cobley is Professor in Language and Media at Middlesex University. He is the author of a number of books including The American Thriller (2000) as well as editor of a number of volumes including The Routledge Companion to Semiotics (2010).