How do novelists communicate with their readers and involve us with their characters? In this book, the author answers this question with analyses of many kinds of narrative - from Homer to Hemingway, from the Book of Job to James Joyce. He considers, for example, how Henry James uses "unreliable narrators" (who reveal far more than they are aware of), how Jane Austen controls our sympathy and judgement and how "objective" novelists such as Flaubert convey their beliefs and values as clearly as prophets like D.H.Lawrence.
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About the Author:
Wayne C. Booth (1921-2005) was the George Pullman Distinguished Service Professor at the University of Chicago. His many books include The Rhetoric of Fiction, A Rhetoric of Irony, The Power and Limits of Pluralism, The Vocation of a Teacher, and Forthe Love of It, all published by the University of Chicago Press.
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- PublisherUniversity of Chicago Press
- Publication date1961
- ISBN 10 0226065774
- ISBN 13 9780226065779
- BindingTextbook Binding
- Edition number1
- Number of pages475