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The Language of Fiction : Intertext - Keith Sanger

The Language of Fiction


Paperback Published: 26th February 1998
ISBN: 9780415145992
Number Of Pages: 132

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The Language of Fiction:
* asks what makes literature? How does it work? How do we read it?
* explores varying literary styles and authorship
* deals with openings, point of view, speech, gender and pop fiction
* includes a wide-range of literary extracts, from the classics of Hardy and Austen, to the contemporary works of Raymond Carver, Angela Carter, Nick Hornby, Irvine Welsh

Industry Reviews

"Readable and imaginative. the analytical approach is practical enough to be useful to beginners and intelligent enough to keep the interest of more experience readers. The exercises and explanations are well thought out . . . Readers from different cultural backgrounds will all find something to interest them."-Shan Wareing, Roehampton Institute

Acknowledgementsp. x
Introductionp. xiii
Openingsp. 1
Internal Point of Viewp. 13
External Point of Viewp. 31
Constructing Characterp. 47
Constructing Characterp. 61
Pop Fictionp. 75
What is Literature?p. 97
Index of Termsp. 107
Index of Texts Discussedp. 109
Further Readingp. 111
Referencesp. 113
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ISBN: 9780415145992
ISBN-10: 0415145996
Series: Intertext
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 132
Published: 26th February 1998
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.4 x 17.0  x 0.7
Weight (kg): 0.22
Edition Number: 1