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Narrative and Narration: A Study of the Modern Short Story

Jayati Gupta (Editor)
Synopsis 'Everything comes from somewhere' , says Salman Rushdie, and if the sages of yore came from the 'great Story Sea', modern tales well up from the depths of the human psyche and human experience. Narrative and narration: A Study of the Modern Short Story closely examines five classic modern stories by acclaimed masters of the genre. Each text is preceded by a critical introduction and commentary on the writer, his/her life and works, historical context, fictional themes, literary influences and narrative techniques. readers are offered a rich variety of readings and interpretations, revealing the texts' multiplicity of 'meaning'. detailed annotations accompany each story. The narrator/teller of the modern short story uses multiple methods of presentation. Narrative and Narration displays the generic flexibility of the form. Fragments of life and experience may be translated through mimesis (bates' 'The Ox'), diegesis (Mansfiled's 'The Fly'), mixed narrative modes and prominent authorial intervention (Maugham's 'The Lotus eater'), symbolism (Joyce's 'Araby') or a complex frame narrator (Conrad's 'The Lagon'). This collection is a must read for students of English literature at the college and university levels.
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About the author

Jayati Gupta

Dr. Jayati Gupta is currently head, department of English at presidency College, Kolkata and honorary guest faculty at the university of Calcutta. She has specialized in eighteenth century English literature and the European Enlightenment. her post-doctoral research interests include travel writing, translation and culture studies. Dr. Gupta publishers regularly on a wide range of literary topics in national and international academic journals. With over 25 years of classroom teaching experience, she has edited student-friendly annotated texts published by Macmillan India in 2002 and by Doris Kindersley for Pearson Education in 2007.

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Title Narrative and Narration: A Study of the Modern Short Story
Author Jayati Gupta
Format Softcover
Date published: 08.02.2008
Edition 1st ed.
Publisher Anthem Press
Language: English
isbn 9781843317128
length xviii+134p., Notes; 23cm.