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Rhetoric: Readings in French Literature$
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Michael Hawcroft

Print publication date: 1999

Print ISBN-13: 9780198159841

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198159841.001.0001

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Prose Fiction

Prose Fiction

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(p.120) 4 Prose Fiction
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Rhetoric: Readings in French Literature
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Michael Hawcroft

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198159841.003.0005

This chapter discusses prose fiction and its relation to rhetoric. Prose fiction previously had a minimalist definition as the telling of a story in prose and had no connection whatsoever to rhetoric. However, storytelling is a subject that is covered by the rhetorical theorists, and the discussion in this chapter looks at the supposed connection between prose fiction and rhetoric.

Keywords:   prose fiction, rhetoric, minimalist, story, prose, storytelling, rhetorical theorists, connection

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