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Narrativity: Theory and Practice

Philip J. M. Sturgess

Abstract

Defining narrativity as the enabling force of narrative, this is a full-length exploration of the concept in fiction. It develops the notion of a ‘logic of narrativity’, and by this means contributes a new critical strategy to the field of narrative theory. The book also takes issue with a number of critical approaches which have in recent years acquired near-orthodox status in the matter of textual interpretation. Most prominent among these approaches are deconstruction and a particular form of Marxist criticism. The author's own theoretical claims are substantiated by readings of major 20th- ... More

Keywords: narrativity, narrative, fiction, twentieth-century novels, textual interpretation, deconstruction, Marxist criticism, Maria Edgeworth, Castle Rackrent, critical strategy

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 1992 Print ISBN-13: 9780198119548
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198119548.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Philip J. M. Sturgess, author
Strasbourg University