On Narrative
by W. J. T. Mitchell
University of Chicago Press, 1981
Paper: 978-0-226-53217-2

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AUTHOR BIOGRAPHY
W. J. T. Mitchell is the Gaylord Donnelley Distinguished Service Professor in the Department of English Language and Literature, the Department of Art History, and the College at the University of Chicago. He is also coeditor of the journal Critical Inquiry.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
  • Contents 
    • FOREWORD
    • The Value of Narrativity in the Representation of Reality
      • White, Hayden
    • Narration in the Psychoanalytic Dialogue
      • Schafer, Roy
    • The Law of Genre
      • Derrida, Jacques
    • Secrets and Narrative Sequence
      • Kermode, Frank
    • Twisted Tales; or, Story, Study, and Symphony
      • Goodman, Nelson
    • What Novels Can Do That Films Can't (and Vice Versa)
      • Chatman, Seymour
    • Social Dramas and Stories about Them
      • Turner, Victor
    • Narrative Time
      • Ricoeur, Paul
    • It Was a Dark and Stormy Night; or, Why Are We Huddling about the Campfire?
      • Le Guin, Ursula K.
    • AFTERTHOUGHTS ON NARRATIVE
      • I. 
      • On the How, What, and Why of Narrative
        • Hernadi, Paul
      • II. 
      • Language, Narrative, and Anti-Narrative
        • Scholes, Robert
      • III. 
      • Narrative Versions, Narrative Theories
        • Smith, Barbara Herrnstein
    • CRITICAL RESPONSE
      • I. 
      • Everyman His or Her Own Annalist
        • Mink, Louis O.
      • II. 
      • “The Otherwise Unnoteworthy Year 711”: A Reply to Hayden White
        • Waldman, Marilyn Robinson
      • III. 
      • The Narrativization of Real Events
        • White, Hayden
      • IV. 
      • The Telling and the Told
        • Goodman, Nelson
      • V. 
      • Reply to Barbara Herrnstein Smith
        • Chatman, Seymour
    • INDEX
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