The Reluctant Narrator: A Survey of Narrative Practices Across Media


The explosion of interest in narrative practices since the end of the 20th century
is predicated on the notion that life is storied, and the idea – as Jacques Ranciere
put it – that the real must be fictionalized in order to be thought. Displacing the
symbolic unity of high modernism, postmodernism rekindled an interest in the
fictive, the chronicle and the anecdotal. Treating these two positions as poles
of a recurring movement, The Reluctant Narrator surveys works that intertwine
personal biography, historical events and stories that fell through the crevices of
history, mapping narrative modes as they migrate across media.

Please note: the book is slightly worn and has been discounted accordingly.

Dimensions16 × 1.5 × 24 cm


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