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Macmillan Higher Education Palgrave Higher Education

Postmodern Narrative Theory

Edition 2nd Edition
ISBN 9780230249356
Publication Date December 2010
Formats Hardcover Ebook Paperback 
Publisher Palgrave
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An accessible survey of the complex theories that have transformed the study of narrative in recent decades. This revised, updated and expanded edition of an established text now explores the relationship between postmodern narrative and postmodern theory more closely, and concludes with a new chapter on J.M. Coetzee's fiction.

MARK CURRIE is Professor of Contemporary Literature at Queen Mary, University of London, UK. He is the author of Difference (Routledge, 2004) and About Time: Narrative Fiction and the Philosophy of Time (Edinburgh University Press, 2007). He has also published numerous articles on literary theory, narratology and contemporary fiction.


General Editor's Preface
Acknowledgements
List of Abbreviations
Introduction
PART ONE: LOST OBJECTS
The Manufacture of Identities
Terminologisation
Theoretical Fiction
PART TWO: NARRATIVE TIME AND SPACE
Narrative, Politics and History
Culture and Schizophrenia
PART THREE: NARRATIVE SUBJECTS
True Lies: Unreliable Identities in Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde
The Dark Clouds of Enlightenment: Socio-narratology and Heart of Darkness
Postmodern Narrative Theory Reading Postmodern Narrative: Coetzee's Elizabeth Costello and Slow Man
Annotated Bibliography
Bibliography
Index
 
 

Reviews

Reviewfor the first edition:
'Mark Currie's Postmodern Narrative Theory is a highly intelligent study, covering all the relevant theoretical issues skilfully and clearly. It will be of value not only to readers who share, or are prepared to share, Currie's general attitudes to the topic, but also to those who are sceptical as to their validity.' - Sir Frank Kermode, Cambridge University, UK
Review forthe second edition:
'The new edition of Postmodern Narrative Theory stands out from its competitors because of its concision, clarity, and refreshingly lively style. Mark Currie achieves this while also presenting a highly nuanced and sophisticated account of this increasingly important field of study.' - Dr Brendan Stone, University of Sheffield, UK
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