This classic text has been substantially rewritten. Narrative explores a range of written, spoken, literary and non-literary narratives. It shows what systematic attention to language can reveal about the narratives themselves, their tellers, and those to whom they are addressed.
New material includes sections on gendered narrative, film narrative and a discussion of ways in which the internet and global television are changing conceptions of narrative.
Contents Series Editor's Introduction to the Interface Series Preface Acknowledgements 1. Preliminary orientations 2. Basic story structure 3. The articulattion of narrative text I: time, focalization, narration 4. The articulation of narrative text II: character, setting, suspense, film 5. The articulation of narrative text III: representing character discourse 6. Narrative as socially situated: the sociolinguistic approach 7. Children's narratives 8. Narrative as political action Further Reading Notes and Exercises Bibliography Index