Narrative. 2nd ed.

Cobley, Paul ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-8222-159X (2013) Narrative. 2nd ed. The New Critical Idiom . Routledge. 9780415834445.

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Abstract

Human beings have constantly told stories, presented events and placed the world into narrative form. This activity suggests a very basic way of looking at the world, yet, this book argues, even the most seemingly simple of stories is embedded in a complex network of relations. Paul Cobley traces these relations, considering the ways in which humans have employed narrative over the centuries to ‘re-present’ time, space and identity.

This second, revised and fully updated edition of the successful guidebook to narrative covers a range of narrative forms and their historical development from early oral and literate forms through to contemporary digital media, encompassing Hellenic and Hebraic foundations, the rise of the novel, realist representations, narratives of imperialism, modernism, cinema, postmodernism and new technologies. A final chapter reviews the way that narrative theory in the last decade has re-orientated definitions of narrative.

Written in a clear, engaging style and featuring an extensive glossary of terms, this is the essential introduction to the history and theory of narrative.

Item Type: Book
Additional Information: Hardback ISBN: 9780415834438
Research Areas: A. > School of Media and Performing Arts > Media
Item ID: 12717
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Date Deposited: 21 Nov 2013 15:49
Last Modified: 27 Sep 2019 15:33
ISBN: 9780415834445
URI: https://eprints.mdx.ac.uk/id/eprint/12717

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