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The rhetoric of fiction / Wayne C. Booth

Main Author Booth, Wayne C. Country Estados Unidos. Edition 2nd ed Publication Chicago : The University of Chicago Press, cop. 1983 Description XIX, 552 p. ; 20 cm Series Literary criticisme ISBN 0-226-06558-8 CDU 82.08 82-3
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

The first edition of The Rhetoric of Fiction transformed the criticism of fiction and soon became a classic in the field. One of the most widely used texts in fiction courses, it is a standard reference point in advanced discussions of how fictional form works, how authors make novels accessible, and how readers recreate texts, and its concepts and terms--such as "the implied author," "the postulated reader," and "the unreliable narrator"--have become part of the standard critical lexicon.

For this new edition, Wayne C. Booth has written an extensive Afterword in which he clarifies misunderstandings, corrects what he now views as errors, and sets forth his own recent thinking about the rhetoric of fiction. The other new feature is a Supplementary Bibliography, prepared by James Phelan in consultation with the author, which lists the important critical works of the past twenty years--two decades that Booth describes as "the richest in the history of the subject."

Table of contents provided by Syndetics

  • Foreword to the Second Edition
  • Preface to the First Edition
  • Acknowledgments
  • Part 1 Artistic Purity and the Rhetoric of Fiction
  • I Telling and Showing Authoritative
  • ""Telling"" in Early Narration
  • Two Stories from theDecameron
  • The Author's Many Voices
  • II General Rules
  • I ""True Novels Must Be Realistic""
  • From Justified Revolt to Crippling Dogma
  • From Differentiated Kinds to Universal Qualities
  • General Criteria in Earlier Periods
  • Three Sources of General Criteria: The Work, the Author, the Reader
  • Intensity of

Author notes provided by Syndetics

Wayne C. Booth (1921-2005) was the George Pullman Distinguished Service Professor at the University of Chicago. His many books include The Rhetoric of Fiction , A Rhetoric of Irony , The Power and Limits of Pluralism , The Vocation of a Teacher , and For the Love of It , all published by the University of Chicago Press.

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