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Expositional Modes and Temporal Ordering in Fiction - Meir Sternberg

Expositional Modes and Temporal Ordering in Fiction

Paperback Published: 22nd March 1993
ISBN: 9780253207913
Number Of Pages: 352

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"... this is one of the few books on narrative worth reading and rereading, a study that will make-or should make-a difference in the way we read narrative." -Nineteenth Century Fiction

"This is a remarkable book: original, clear-sighted, and luminously focused on a subject that has never been explored nearly so systematically or intensively." -Dorrit Cohn, Harvard University

This book, long out of print, is now available in a paperback edition, providing another window into one of the most exciting minds working in the areas of literary and biblical literary criticism.

What Is Exposition? An Essay in Temporal Delimitationp. 1
Exposition and Order of Presentation: Some Preliminary Notesp. 35
Delayed and Distributed Exposition in the Odyssey: The Dynamics of Narrative Interestp. 56
Order of Presentation, Delayed and Distributed Exposition, and Strategies of Rhetorical Controlp. 90
The Rhetoric of Anticipatory Caution: First Impressions in "First Impressions" and the Poetics of Jane Austenp. 129
Retardatory Structure, Expositional Suspension, and the Detective Storyp. 159
A Plea for Preliminary and Concentrated Exposition: The Cases of Trollope and Balzacp. 183
Expositional Motivation, Temporal Structure, and Point of View (1): Varieties of Omniscient Narrationp. 236
Expositional Motivation, Temporal Structure, and Point of View (2): Restricted and Self-Restricted Narrationp. 276
Notesp. 307
Indexp. 325
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ISBN: 9780253207913
ISBN-10: 0253207916
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 352
Published: 22nd March 1993
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.78 x 15.27  x 2.64
Weight (kg): 0.45