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Narratives

Joanna Gavins

in Text World Theory

Published by Edinburgh University Press

Published in print March 2007 | ISBN: 9780748622993
Published online September 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780748671540 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3366/edinburgh/9780748622993.003.0008
Narratives

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This chapter focuses on prototypical narrative discourse: literary fiction. It examines two extracts from two examples of contemporary prose fiction. The discussion then extends into an exploration of the manipulation of certain narrative structures for particular effects in both literary and non-literary contexts.

Keywords: narrative discourse; literary fiction; contemporary prose fiction; narrative structures

Chapter.  8144 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Language Teaching and Learning

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