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Basic Elements of Narrative

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Basic Elements of Narrative outlines a way of thinking about what narrative is and how to identify its basic elements across various media, introducing key concepts developed by previous theorists and contributing original ideas to the growing body of scholarship on stories.
Includes an overview of recent developments in narrative scholarship Provides an accessible introduc
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Paperback, 249 pages
Published January 27th 2009 by Wiley-Blackwell (first published January 1st 2009)
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September 3: I've finished my first reading; now to review the passages and citations I marked and write full notes. Herman asserts that narrative texts can be distinguished because of situatedness (an occasion for telling), event sequencing, worldmaking/world disruption, and what it's like (experiential focus). In setting out his claims, he provides a succinct overview of current narrative theory and sets the work of key theorists in context.

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