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Those books where the end comes first and the bulk of the story is made up telling how the present circumstances were arrived at.
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message 1: by Thom (new)

Thom Dunn Ursula K. LeGuin, The Dispossessed--is a "riffled" narrative. The chapters from middle to end are shuffled alternately with the chapters from the beginning to the middle, so that one begins and ends in the middle ....and vice versa. ......Clear ?


message 2: by Bettie (new)

Bettie Thom wrote: "Ursula K. LeGuin, The Dispossessed--is a "riffled" narrative. The chapters from middle to end are shuffled alternately with the chapters from the beginning to the middle, so that one begins and end..."

erm, yes, I think so
:O)


message 3: by Thom (new)

Thom Dunn THE ODYSSEY (ASTERISK): Most of Odysseus's voyage is told by him to the Phaiakians just before he makes it home. In general, a diagram of this book and its medias res features--including the Telemachiad of the first 6 books-- looks like a set of nested loops from a concise computer program.


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