Abstract

Brian Richardson’s Unnatural Voices: Extreme Narration in Modern and Contemporary Fiction problematizes traditional narrative theory’s reliance on an anthropomorphic conceptualization of the narrator and the presupposition of a mimetic narrative situation. Richardson argues that narrative theory has not kept up with developments in narration and he proposes a new, expanded system of classification. Through a rigorous inductive approach to argumentation, Richardson indicates deviations from the humanistic norm. In the process, his study catalogues literary innovations in narration throughout the century with equal attention to established literary figures and lesser-known authors alike.

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Additional Information

ISSN
1529-1464
Print ISSN
0022-281X
Pages
pp. 141-143
Launched on MUSE
2009-08-26
Open Access
No
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