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Chatman, Seymour Benjamin. Story and Discourse: Narrative Structure in Fiction and Film. 2nd ed. Ithaca: Cornell Univ. Press, 1980. 
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Resource type: Book
Language: en: English
ID no. (ISBN etc.): 080149186X
BibTeX citation key: Chatman1978
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Keywords: "Short Ribs", Comic strip, Narratology, O’Neal. Frank, USA
Creators: Chatman
Publisher: Cornell Univ. Press (Ithaca)
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Table of Contents

Preface (9)

1. Introduction (15)
Narrative and Poetics (17)
Elements of a Narrative Theory (19)
Is Narrative a Semiotic Structure? (22)
Manifestation and Physical Object (26)
Narrative Inference, Selection, and Coherence (27)
A Sketch of Narrative Structure (31)
A Comic Strip Example (37)
“Reading” and “Reading Out” (41)

2. Story: Events (43)
Sequence, Contingency, Causality (45)
Verisimilitude and Motivation (48)
Kernels and Satellites (53)
Stories and Antistories (56)
Suspense and Surprise (59)
Time and Plot (62)
Order, Duration, and Frequency (63)
How Time Distinctions Are Manifested (79)
Narrative Macrostructure and the Typology of Plot (84)

3. Story: Existents (96)
Story-Space and Discourse-Space (96)
Story-Space in Cinematic Narrative (97)
Story-Space in Verbal Narrative (101)
Story-Existents: Character (107)
Aristotle’s Theory of Character (108)
Formalist and Structuralist Conceptions of Character (111)
Todorov and Barthes on Character (113)
Are Characters Open or Closed Constructs? (116)
Toward an Open Theory of Character (120)
Character: A Paradigm of Traits (126)
Kinds of Character (131)
A. C. Bradley and the Analysis of Character (134)
Setting (138)

4. Discourse: Nonnarrated Stories (146)
Real Author, Implied Author, Narrator, Real Reader, Implied Reader, Naratee (147)
Point of View and Its Relation to Narrative Voice (151)
Point of View in Film (158)
Narrators’ and Characters’ Speech Acts (161)
“Nonnarrated” Representation in General (166)
Nonnarrated Types: Written Records (169)
Pure Speech Records (173)
Soliloquy (178)
Records of Thought: Direct Free Style = Interior Monologue (181)
Stream of Consciousness = Free Association (186)
Interior Monologue in the Cinema (194)

5. Discourse: Covert versus Overt Narrators (196)
Covert Narrators Presupposition (197)
Indirect Tagged and Free Style (198)
The Manipulation of Sentences for Narrative Purposes: Presupposition as an Example (209)
Limitation of Authority in Narrative Transmission (211)
Shifting Limited versus Omniscient Mental Access (215)
Overt Narration: Set Descriptions (219)
Overt Narration: Temporal Summaries (222)
Reports of What Characters Did Not Think or Say (225)
Ethos and Commentary (226)
Commentary (228)
Implicit Commentary: Ironic Narrator and Unreliable Narrator (228)
Commentary and the Story: Interpretation (237)
Commentary and the Story: Judgment (241)
Commentary and the Story: Generalization (243)
Commentary on the Discourse (248)
The Narratee (253)

Conclusion (261)

Appendix: Diagram of Narrative Structure (267)

Indexes: Author and Title, Subject (269)

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