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The Art of Telling

Essays on Fiction

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$33.00 • £26.95 • €29.50

ISBN 9780674048294

Publication Date: 01/01/1985


240 pages

Not for sale in UK & British Commonwealth (except Canada)

  • Prologue
  • 1. The English Novel, circa 1907
  • 2. Local and Provincial Restrictions
  • 3. The Use of the Codes
  • 4. Recognition and Deception
  • 5. On Reading Novels
  • 6. Secrets and Narrative Sequence
  • 7. Can We Say Absolutely Anything We Like?
  • 8. Institutional Control of Interpretation
  • 9. Instances of Interpretation: Death and Survival
  • Appendix: The Single Correct Interpretation
  • Acknowledgments
  • Index

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