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The Pace Of Fiction

Author : Brian Gingrich
ISBN : 0191890650
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This study traces transformations in the pacing of prose fiction from the rise of the novel through realism and modernism--from Fielding, Goethe, and Austen to Flaubert, Henry James, and Joyce.

The Pace Of Fiction

Author : Brian Gingrich
ISBN : 9780191899140
Genre : Literary Criticism
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The Pace of Fiction redefines the literary history of the novel by analyzing its most elaborate feature: its pace. It moves from the rise of the novel to realism and modernism. It starts by tracing the evolution of two narrative units: scenes ("shown" slowly) and summaries ("told" swiftly). These units emerge from the conflict of epic and drama, gain shape in the commentaries of Fielding and Goethe, and become dynamically opposed in nineteenth-century realism. In Middlemarch, they rotate in regular sequence: summaries move swiftly until scenes slow them down; scenes play out dramatically until summaries sweep them forward; their movement imitates the conflict of fate and free will. Over the course of the nineteenth century, however, scenic impulses overtake summary storytelling. The reader sees the tendency already in Austen's dialogues, Hawthorne's tableaux, or Balzac's battering drama, and finds it in Jane Eyre's placement of summaries in private scenes. When Flaubert extends scenic vividness to all of his summaries, and when Henry James subordinates his summaries to scenic consciousness, the extreme pressure of scene upon summary brings the opposition of realist pacing to collapse. But other oppositions arise in the modernisms that follow. In the alternation of stasis and kinesis, of drifting thoughts and everyday actions, of stories and acts of storytelling—in Proust, Joyce, Woolf, Mann, Hemingway—pace gathers and creates meaning in new ways.

Fiction Pacing

Author : Rayne Hall
ISBN : 1713271192
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This book teaches professional techniques for slowing down the pace for emotion and suspense, and for speeding it up for action and excitement Please note: this is an advanced-level book, not suitable for beginner writers.

The Pace That Kills

Author : Edgar Saltus
ISBN : 1481038117
Genre : Fiction
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The Pace That Kills

The Pace Of Youth

Author : Stephen Crane
ISBN : 9780061916069
Genre : Fiction
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Though best known for The Red Badge of Courage, his classic novel of men at war, in his tragically brief life and career Stephen Crane produced a wealth of stories—among them "The Monster," "The Upturned Face," "The Open Boat," and the title story—that stand among the most acclaimed and enduring in the history of American fiction. This superb volume collects stories of unique power and variety in which impressionistic, hallucinatory, and realistic situations alike are brilliantly conveyed through the cold, sometimes brutal irony of Crane's narrative voice.

The Pace That Kills A Chronicle

Author : Edgar Saltus
ISBN : EAN:4064066159436
Genre : Fiction
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"The Pace That Kills: A Chronicle" by Edgar Saltus. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

The Distinction Of Fiction

Author : Dorrit Cohn
ISBN : 0801865220
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Winner of the Aldo and Jeanne Scaglione Prize for Comparative Literary Studies from the Modern Language Association Winner of the Modern Language Association's Aldo and Jeanne Scaglione Prize for Comparative Literary Studies The border between fact and fiction has been trespassed so often it seems to be a highway. Works of history that include fictional techniques are usually held in contempt, but works of fiction that include history are among the greatest of classics. Fiction claims to be able to convey its own unique kinds of truth. But unless a reader knows in advance whether a narrative is fictional or not, judgment can be frustrated and confused. In The Distinction of Fiction, Dorrit Cohn argues that fiction does present specific clues to its fictionality, and its own justifications. Indeed, except in cases of deliberate deception, fiction achieves its purposes best by exercising generic conventions that inform the reader that it is fiction. Cohn tests her conclusions against major narrative works, including Proust's A la Recherche du temps perdu, Mann's Death in Venice, Tolstoy's War and Peace, and Freud's case studies. She contests widespread poststructuralist views that all narratives are fictional. On the contrary, she separates fiction and nonfiction as necessarily distinct, even when bound together. An expansion of Cohn's Christian Gauss lectures at Princeton and the product of many years of labor and thought, The Distinction of Fiction builds on narratological and phenomenological theories to show that boundaries between fiction and history can be firmly and systematically explored.

Faulkner S Short Fiction

Author : James Ferguson
ISBN : 0870496956
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This comprehensive overview of William Faulkner's short fiction is a systematic study of this body of work, which Faulkner produced over a period of forty years. The author examines Faulkner's struggle to master the special problems posed by the genre. The book is organized topically. A chronological survey of Faulkner's career as a writer of short fiction is followed by chapters devoted to aspects of Faulkner's craft: thematic patterns, points of view, and other technical and formal patterns. The author offers a frank assessment of Faulkner's failures and successes as a writer of short fiction.

Why We Read Fiction

Author : Lisa Zunshine
ISBN : 9780814210284
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Why We Read Fiction offers a lucid overview of the most exciting area of research in contemporary cognitive psychology known as "Theory of Mind" and discusses its implications for literary studies. It covers a broad range of fictional narratives, from Richardson s Clarissa, Dostoyevski's Crime and Punishment, and Austen s Pride and Prejudice to Woolf's Mrs. Dalloway, Nabokov's Lolita, and Hammett s The Maltese Falcon. Zunshine's surprising new interpretations of well-known literary texts and popular cultural representations constantly prod her readers to rethink their own interest in fictional narrative. Written for a general audience, this study provides a jargon-free introduction to the rapidly growing interdisciplinary field known as cognitive approaches to literature and culture.

The Readers Advisory Guide To Genre Fiction Third Edition

Author : Neal Wyatt
ISBN : 9780838917817
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Everyone’s favorite guide to fiction that’s thrilling, mysterious, suspenseful, thought-provoking, romantic, and just plain fun is back—and better than ever in this completely revamped and revised edition. A must for every readers’ advisory desk, this resource is also a useful tool for collection development librarians and students in LIS programs. Inside, RA experts Wyatt and Saricks cover genres such as Psychological Suspense, Horror, Science Fiction, Fantasy, Romance, Mystery, Literary and Historical Fiction, and introduce the concepts of Adrenaline and Relationship Fiction; include everything advisors need to get up to speed on a genre, including its appeal characteristics, key authors, sure bets, and trends; demonstrate how genres overlap and connect, plus suggestions for guiding readers among genres; and tie genre fiction to the whole collection, including nonfiction, audiobooks, graphic novels, film and TV, poetry, and games. Both insightful and comprehensive, this matchless guidebook will help librarians become familiar with many different fiction genres, especially those they do not regularly read, and aid library staff in connecting readers to books they’re sure to love.

Strange Voices In Narrative Fiction

Author : Per Krogh Hansen
ISBN : 9783110268645
Genre : Literary Criticism
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From its beginnings narratology has incorporated a communicative model of literary narratives, considering these as simulations of natural, oral acts of communication. This approach, however, has had some problems with accounting for the strangeness and anomalies of modern and postmodern narratives. As many skeptics have shown, not even classical realism conforms to the standard set by oral or ‘natural’ storytelling. Thus, an urge to confront narratology with the difficult task of reconsidering a most basic premise in its theoretical and analytical endeavors has, for some time, been undeniable. During the 2000s, Nordic narratologists have been among the most active and insistent critics of the communicative model. They share a marked skepticism towards the idea of using ‘natural’ narratives as a model for understanding and interpreting all kinds of narratives, and for all of them, the distinction of fiction is of vital importance. This anthology presents a collection of new articles that deal with strange narratives, narratives of the strange, or, more generally, with the strangeness of fiction, and even with some strange aspects of narratology.

Japanese And American Horror

Author : Katarzyna Marak
ISBN : 9780786496662
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Horror fiction is an important part of the popular culture in many modern societies. This book compares and contrasts horror narratives from two distinct cultures--American and Japanese--with a focus on the characteristic mechanisms that make them successful, and on their culturally-specific aspects. Including a number of narratives belonging to film, literature, comics and video games, this book provides a comprehensive perspective of the genre. It sheds light on the differences and similarities in the depiction of fear and horror in America and Japan, while emphasizing narrative patterns in the context of their respective cultures.

Setting The Pace

Author : Lauraine Snelling
ISBN : 1556615078
Genre : African Americans
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Fourteen-year-old DJ seeks God's guidance about a riding school students's overt racism as well as about her mother's surprise announcement of plans to remarry.

The Longman Companion To Victorian Fiction

Author : John Sutherland
ISBN : 9781317863328
Genre : Literary Criticism
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With over 900 biographical entries, more than 600 novels synopsized, and a wealth of background material on the publishers, reviewers and readers of the age the Longman Companion to Victorian Fiction is the fullest account of the period's fiction ever published. Now in a second edition, the book has been revised and a generous selection of images have been chosen to illustrate various aspects of Victorian publishing, writing, and reading life. Organised alphabetically, the information provided will be a boon to students, researchers and all lovers of reading. The entries, though concise, meet the high standards demanded by modern scholarship. The writing - marked by Sutherland's characteristic combination of flair, clarity and erudition - is of such a high standard that the book is a joy to read, as well as a definitive work of reference.

The Science Of Science Fiction Writing

Author : James Gunn
ISBN : 9781461673583
Genre : Reference
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Written by one of the leading authorities on writing, publishing and teaching science fiction, The Science of Science Fiction Writing offers the opportunity to share in the knowledge James Gunn has acquired over the past forty years. He reflects on the fiction-writing process and how to teach it, and the ideas he has shared with his students about how to do it effectively and how to get it published afterwards. The first section discusses why people read fiction, the parts of the short story, the strategy of the science fiction author, scene as the smallest dramatic unit, how to speak well in print, suspense in fiction, how to say the right thing, and how to give constructive criticism. The second section takes a more philosophical approach. Here, Gunn elaborates on the origins of science fiction, its definition, the worldview of science fiction, and the characters that appear in science fiction novels. The third section highlights well-known sci-fi authors: H.G. Wells, Robert A. Heinlein, Isaac Asimov, Henry Kuttner, C.L. Moore, and others, and the impact they have had on the development and progression of science fiction.

More Pace Tales

Author : Dale K Pace
ISBN : 1545672555
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In this follow-up to his previous book, Pace Tales: How It Might Have Been, author Dale K. Pace returns with twenty new short stories that explore characters briefly mentioned in the book of Acts, imagining what their experiences were like. More Pace Tales: How It Might Have Been follows New Testament characters who interacted with the disciples and apostles, rubbing elbows with men like Peter and Paul, and include people from different social classes and religious backgrounds as they go about life in ancient times. Melding fact with fiction, Pace includes historical background information in notes following each story, as well as specific references to where the characters are mentioned in the Bible. Come along on the journey as Jews and Gentiles alike interact with believers, known as followers of the Way, who share the good news of Christ and the power of the Holy Spirit with those they encounter.

The Older Woman In Recent Fiction

Author : Zoe Brennan
ISBN : 9780786419005
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"This critical study explores late twentieth century novels by women writers that feature female protagonists over the age of sixty. These novels create alternate discourses on aging to those largely pejorative ones that dominate Western society"--Provide

The Fiction Of Chinua Achebe

Author : Jago Morrison
ISBN : 9781137259547
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Since the emergence of Things Fall Apart in 1958, Chinua Achebe has come to be regarded by many as the 'Godfather' of modern African writing. Over 150 full length studies of his work have been published, together with many hundreds of scholarly articles. This Reader's Guide enables students to navigate the rich and bewildering field of Achebe criticism, setting out the key areas of critical debate, the most influential alternative approaches to his work and the controversies that have so often surrounded it. The Guide examines Achebe's key novels - with the main focus on Things Fall Apart - and also discusses his less well-known short fiction. Including discussion of important Nigerian scholarship that is often inaccessible, this is an invaluable introduction to the work of one of Africa's most important and popular writers.

The Mammoth Encyclopedia Of Science Fiction

Author : George Mann
ISBN : 9781780337043
Genre : Fiction
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This encyclopedia is the most up-to-date, concise, clear and affordable guide to all aspects of science fiction, from its background to generic themes and devices, from authors (established and new) to films. Science fiction has evolved into one of the most popular, cutting-edge and exciting fiction geners, with a proliferation of modern and classic authors, themes and ideas, movies, TV series and awards. Arranged in an A-Z format, and featuring a comprehensive index and cross-referencing system, The Mammoth Encyclopedia of Science Fiction is also the most accessible and easy to use encyclopedia of its kind currently available.

The Collected Fiction Of Ernie Lindsey

Author : Ernie Lindsey
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This collected edition contains 16 novels and 9 novellas and short stories from USA Today bestselling author Ernie Lindsey. At the bargain price of $9.99, that’s over 80% OFFthe cost of buying twenty-seven titles individually. The titles included are listed below, including the Graveyard: Classified paranormal suspense series written under Lindsey’s pen name, Desmond Doane. Sara’s Game, Sara’s Past, Sara’s Fear and the companion novella, One More Game Beasts of the Earth Warchild Pawn, Judas, and Spirit Hard Place The Two Crosses Going Shogun How White People Die The Mysterious Case of the Golden Egg The Starboard Knife Super Skynoise: A Time Travel Thriller Harmless: An Unconventional Love Story Mockingbird Don’t Sing The Devil’s Horn The White Mountain Forgetting Davis The Man With Two Legs Sledge Noose The Desmond Doane Novels The Graveyard: Classified Paranormal Suspense Series The Dark Man The White Night The Belly of the Beast

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