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INTERPRETING THE UNRELIABLE

Gregory Currie

in Arts and Minds

Published in print November 2004 | ISBN: 9780199256280
Published online January 2005 | e-ISBN: 9780191601712 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0199256284.003.0008
INTERPRETING THE UNRELIABLE

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Argues for a rethinking of the standard account of narrative unreliability. Works can be unreliable in many ways, and unreliable works do not, the author claims, always have unreliable narrators. Narrative theory needs to focus more on unreliable works, less on unreliable narrators. As an example of this, the author uses Ford's The Searchers.

Keywords: author; Booth; Ford; narrative; narrators; The Searchers; unreliability

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Subjects: Aesthetics and Philosophy of Art

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