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Narrative Form

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Suzanne Keen
    Pages 16-29
  3. Suzanne Keen
    Pages 73-89
  4. Suzanne Keen
    Pages 90-98
  5. Suzanne Keen
    Pages 99-107
  6. Suzanne Keen
    Pages 108-115
  7. Suzanne Keen
    Pages 116-127
  8. Suzanne Keen
    Pages 141-153
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 154-204

About this book


This handbook concisely introduces narrative form to advanced students of fiction. Beginning with a survey of major theorists and approaches, and using clearly defined terms, Narrative Form explains critical vocabulary and offers a variety of strategies for analyzing the formal qualities of fiction. Keen suggests that interpretations of form can be effectively integrated with contemporary approaches to literature, including feminist, postcolonial, and cultural studies methodologies. Narrative Form shows how to use the language of formal analysis accurately and innovatively.


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Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Washington and Lee UniversityUSA

About the authors

SUZANNE KEEN is Professor of English at Washington and Lee University, where she teaches modern, contemporary and postcolonial narrative fiction. She is the author of two books on English fiction and articles on Thomas Hardy, Jeanette Winterson, Anthony Burgess, Peter Ackroyd and Seamus Heaney.

Bibliographic information


'An authoritative and comprehensive advanced introduction to the terminology and concepts of narratology. Professor Keen is an expert in this area.' - Professor J. Hillis Miller, UCI Distinguished Research Professor, University of California