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Title:
Story and discourse : narrative structure in fiction and film
Author:
Chatman, Seymour Benjamin, 1928-
Publication Information:
Ithaca, N.Y. : Cornell University Press, 1978.
Physical Description:
277 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780801411311
Format :
Book

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Narrative Structure in Fiction and Film. 'For the specialist in the study of narrative structure, this is a solid and very perceptive exploration of the issues salient to the telling of a story-whatever the medium. Chatman, whose approach here is at once dualist and structuralist, divides his subject into the 'what' of the narrative (Story) and the 'way'(Discourse)... Chatman's command of his material is impressive.'