The Resource Afterlife and narrative in contemporary fiction, Alice Bennett, (electronic resource)

Afterlife and narrative in contemporary fiction, Alice Bennett, (electronic resource)

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Afterlife and narrative in contemporary fiction
Title
Afterlife and narrative in contemporary fiction
Statement of responsibility
Alice Bennett
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Contributor
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Afterlife and Narrative explores why life after death is such a potent cultural concept today, and why it is such an attractive prospect for modern fiction. The book mines a rich vein of imagined afterlives, from the temporal experiments of Martin Amis's Time's Arrow to narration from heaven in Alice Sebold's The Lovely Bones. At the heart of the book is a focus on how the properties of the afterlife have become a tool for examining the capacities and conventions of narrative fiction. Modern novels carry the history of realism and its attempts to present life as it is, but many of the techniques which achieve these effects require perspectives and positions for narration that are profoundly un-lifelike. Each chapter of the book takes a fresh look at problems in narrative theory, taking all its cues from experimental narratives set in the afterlife, from avant-garde experimentation to popular genre fiction. Afterlife and Narrative examines, applies and refines anti-mimetic theories of fiction in readings of a group of texts which are after, but not in imitation of, life
Cataloging source
UKPGM
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1982-
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Bennett, Alice
Index
index present
LC call number
PN3383.N35
LC item number
B38 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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ebrary
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  • Fiction
  • Narration (Rhetoric)
  • Future life in literature
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
  • Fiction
  • Future life in literature
  • Narration (Rhetoric)
Label
Afterlife and narrative in contemporary fiction, Alice Bennett, (electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 214-222) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Afterlife now -- Dead endings: making meaning from the afterlife -- Killing time: narrating eternity -- After effects: purgatory, prolepsis and the past tense -- Plotting murder: genre, plot and the dead narrator -- Ghostwords: mind-reading and the dead narrator -- Death writing: deixis of person and the dead narrator -- Here, there and hereafter: fictional worlds and the afterlife -- After life writing
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781283532396
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
547472
System control number
  • (OCoLC)802867742
  • (OCoLC)ocn802867742
Label
Afterlife and narrative in contemporary fiction, Alice Bennett, (electronic resource)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 214-222) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Afterlife now -- Dead endings: making meaning from the afterlife -- Killing time: narrating eternity -- After effects: purgatory, prolepsis and the past tense -- Plotting murder: genre, plot and the dead narrator -- Ghostwords: mind-reading and the dead narrator -- Death writing: deixis of person and the dead narrator -- Here, there and hereafter: fictional worlds and the afterlife -- After life writing
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781283532396
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
547472
System control number
  • (OCoLC)802867742
  • (OCoLC)ocn802867742

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