PDF NEW [The Rhetoric of Fiction]


  • Paperback
  • 552
  • The Rhetoric of Fiction
  • Wayne C. Booth
  • English
  • 13 February 2020
  • 9780226065588

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Review ↠ PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Õ Wayne C. Booth Wayne C. Booth Õ 2 Free read Characters The Rhetoric of Fiction Te texts and its concepts and terms such as the implied author the postulated reader and the unreliable narrator have become part of the standard critical lexiconFor this new edition Wayne C Booth has written an extensive Afterword in which he clarifies misunderstandings corrects what he now views as errors and set. One of Narratology s most daunting curses is that everyone me too believes they know what it is about except that they don t First and third person narration sure basic shit right Except that NOAdmitting at the same time the limitations of the field and not pretending it is an exact science while pretending it be treated with the methodological approach of an actual science The Rhetoric of Fiction is a veritable gold mine explaining several key concepts in narratology A must read for any literature student Booth s sheer enthusiasm for his topic make this a great read for any dedicated reader whatsoeverAlthough occasionally a bit verbose it s also one of those rare theoretical texts that is ACTUALLY FUCKING UNDERSTANDABLE like uite easily Gee Mr Booth thanks Concealed Identity views as errors and set. One of Narratology s most daunting curses is that everyone me too believes they know what it is about except that they don t First and third person narration sure basic shit right Except that NOAdmitting at the same time the limitations of the field and not pretending it is an exact science while pretending it be treated with the methodological approach of an actual science The Rhetoric of Fiction is a Heritage of Love veritable gold mine explaining several key concepts in narratology A must read for any literature student Booth s sheer enthusiasm for his topic make this a great read for any dedicated reader whatsoeverAlthough occasionally a bit Highland Heaven verbose it s also one of those rare theoretical texts that is ACTUALLY FUCKING UNDERSTANDABLE like uite easily Gee Mr Booth thanks

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Review ↠ PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Õ Wayne C. Booth Wayne C. Booth Õ 2 Free read Characters The Rhetoric of Fiction The first edition of The Rhetoric of Fiction transformed the criticism of fiction and soon became a classic in the field One of the most widely used texts in fiction courses it is a standard reference point in advanced discussions of how fictional form works how authors make novels accessible and how readers recrea. I read this some years ago and it was completely impressive all about tellin and showin and modernism wishing to drive out the author s voice and very not reliable narrators and four kinds of realism and Henry James and how tears and laughter are aesthetically frauds god damn them to hell Years later when I thought of this book a little something popped into my head I saw a scarecrow in a field peering closer I saw he had my face and he was grinning glassily and singing I could while away the hoursRe reading Richard PowersOr maybe Gertrude StainAnd my head I d be scratchin While my thoughts were busy hatchin If I only had a brainI d unravel any riddleof modernistic piddlewhile commutin on a trainAnd my thoughts would be dancin I could be another FranzenIf I only had a brainI could entertain the missusWith tales of brave UlyssesOr even James M CainI would formulate the piecesOf my throbbing mighty thesisIf I only had a brain

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Review ↠ PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Õ Wayne C. Booth Wayne C. Booth Õ 2 Free read Characters The Rhetoric of Fiction S forth his own recent thinking about the rhetoric of fiction The other new feature is a Supplementary Bibliography prepared by James Phelan in consultation with the author which lists the important critical works of the past twenty years two decades that Booth describes as the richest in the history of the subject. I picked up and read Rhetoric from the perspective of an author wannabe so my copy is now scored with underlines and margin notes that will enable me to keep my interpretations and its key points straight when I browse through it later for reference It goes beyond grammersyntax advice beyond plotcharactertheme construction to explore what actually makes a good novel a good novel I m not taking away any hard and fast lessons Mr Booth largely dispenses with the possibility of such things but I have now been made witness to many enlightening examples It makes me interested in pursuing works I previously had no desire to read eg Tristram Shandy Tom Jones Madame Bovary possibly Ulysses and the works of Henry James and Graham Greene among a few others because I m better positioned to appreciate the telling of these tales not just the tales themselves I can see Rhetoric being a worthwhile read for anyone who would like to acuire a similar appreciationSomeone wiser than me summarized this book s thesis as all narrative is rhetoric An author has tangible presence in hisher fiction novel however well disguised or aloof heshe strives to be and many have tried very hard depending on changing trends in critcism of how obvious how much obvious presence is judged acceptable There is a second self thus produced by the author here called the implied author in the course of writing a fiction piece that suggests a personality who is pulling the strings behind the scenes This implied author is tantamount to being a character in the story and should not be euated with the actual author The actual author needs to be aware of this implied presence heshe is creating and its effect on how the reader perceives and reads the story A good author writing a good novel will be aware of and use this presence to hisher advantage by being fully aware of what heshe is making a case for and employ good rhetoric accordinglyI m led to wonder how much of what I would have called an author s style is correctly attributed as characteristics of this implied author concept I think my next step should be to find a book that takes what Mr Booth produced here and explores that uestion I d like to obtain a firmer understanding of what is meant by style in the context of this book s thesis I ve found some excellent essays by horrorsf author Dan Simmons on his web site but exploration is reuired


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    PDF NEW [The Rhetoric of Fiction] Review ↠ PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Õ Wayne C. Booth Wayne C. Booth Õ 2 Free read If you're into stuff like this you can read the full reviewNarrative Voices The Rhetoric of Fiction by Wayne C BoothOriginal Review 1981 03 28When Booth came up with the idea of the unreliable narrator he wasn't speaking to writers; he was reminding critics and teachers and readers in general of something every decent writer of fict

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    PDF NEW [The Rhetoric of Fiction] Review ↠ PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Õ Wayne C. Booth I read this some years ago and it was completely impressive all about tellin' and showin' and modernism wishing to drive out the author's voice and very not reliable narrators and four kinds of realism and Henry James and h

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    Characters The Rhetoric of Fiction Wayne C. Booth Õ 2 Free read Review ↠ PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Õ Wayne C. Booth Not all literary theorists choose to focus on rhetoric of course but Wayne Booth is particularly interested in exploring th

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    PDF NEW [The Rhetoric of Fiction] Insofar as the title of Booth's book is The Rhetoric of Fiction and that rhetoric is both the carriage of argument over words and the lack thereof it is completely appropriate that Booth's book ends with him adva

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    PDF NEW [The Rhetoric of Fiction] Exam reading Most of you probably don't care to read this I won't be offended This is pretty much THE bible for rhetorical literary c

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    PDF NEW [The Rhetoric of Fiction] One of Narratology's most daunting curses is that everyone me too believes they know what it is about except th

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    PDF NEW [The Rhetoric of Fiction] Review ↠ PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Õ Wayne C. Booth Characters The Rhetoric of Fiction Just when you think Booth isn't going to present any anecdotes about his friend in his youth beating off to the orgy scenes in Brave New World BAM there it is page 389

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    Review ↠ PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Õ Wayne C. Booth PDF NEW [The Rhetoric of Fiction] I think my mark is not fair to the book it gives a lot of work to the brain and is really enlightening But I certainly had problems with following author's logic and his examples often overbearingly detailed

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    Characters The Rhetoric of Fiction Wayne C. Booth Õ 2 Free read PDF NEW [The Rhetoric of Fiction] I picked up and read Rhetoric from the perspective of an author wannabe so my copy is now scored with underlines and margin notes that will enable me to keep my interpretations and its key points straight when I browse through it later for reference It goes beyond grammersyntax advice beyond plotcharactertheme construction to explore what actually makes a good novel a good novel I'm not taking away any hard and fast les

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    PDF NEW [The Rhetoric of Fiction] A systematic and even handed study for which I rate him up there with Bakhtin Convergence of critical analysis and craftsmanship in the modern novel particularly in and after Henry James If one were to be so impudent as to simplify this book into any takeaway message it is that one must take the middle way without generalizations that we must

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