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Reading for the Plot

Design and Intention in Narrative

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$35.00 • £28.95 • €31.50

ISBN 9780674748927

Publication Date: 03/01/1992


392 pages

5-1/2 x 8-1/4 inches


Related Subjects

  • Preface
  • 1. Reading for the Plot
  • 2. Narrative Desire
  • 3. The Novel and the Guillotine, or Fathers and Sons in Le Rouge et le noir
  • 4. Freud’s Masterplot: A Model for Narrative
  • 5. Repetition, Repression, and Return: The Plotting of Great Expectations
  • 6. The Mark of the Beast: Prostitution, Serialization, and Narrative
  • 7. Retrospective Lust, or Flaubert’s Perversities
  • 8. Narrative Transaction and Transference
  • 9. An Unreadable Report: Conrad’s Heart of Darkness
  • 10. Fictions of the Wolf Man: Freud and Narrative Understanding
  • 11. Incredulous Narration: Absalom, Absalom!
  • In Conclusion: Endgames and the Study of Plot
  • Notes

Awards & Accolades

  • Peter Brooks Is Recipient of the 2007 Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Distinguished Achievement Award
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