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Narrative Fiction by Shlomith Rimmon-Kenan
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Narrative Fiction is a short, easy-to-read book—and thus, an unintimidating introduction to narratology/narrative theory. The book is organized around three concepts: story (the succession of narrated events), text (the verbal representation of events), and narration (the act of telling or writing). Although the author specifically states in the opening chapter that her focus is narrative fiction—setting fictional narratives apart from other narratives—in the final chapter, she backtracks from this a bit, and IMO, most of her points can be applied to all narratives not just fictional ones. [This review refers to the first edition of the text.:]
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May 19, 2010 – Started Reading
May 20, 2010 – Finished Reading
May 27, 2010 – Shelved

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