The Cambridge Introduction to Narrative (Cambridge Introductions to Literature)

The Cambridge Introduction to Narrative (Cambridge Introductions to Literature)

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H. Porter Abbott
Cambridge University Press
Edition: 2, 2008-04-17
EAN 9780521715157, ISBN10: 0521715156
270 pages, 22.8 x 22.8 x 15.2 cm

What is narrative? How does it work and how does it shape our lives and the texts we read? H. Porter Abbott emphasizes that narrative is found not just in literature, film, and theater, but everywhere in the ordinary course of people's lives. This widely used introduction, now thoroughly revised, is informed throughout by recent developments in the field and includes two new chapters. With its lucid exposition of concepts and suggestions for further reading, this book is not only an excellent introduction for courses focused on narrative but also an invaluable resource for students and scholars across a wide range of fields, including literature and drama, film and media, society and politics, journalism, autobiography, history, and still others throughout the arts, humanities, and social sciences.

'Abbott brilliantly zeroes in on the architecture of narrative with an exactness and bent for orderly exposition that utterly redeems his subject.' The Chronicle of Higher Education