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The Resource Ethos and narrative interpretation : the negotiation of values in fiction, Liesbeth Korthals Altes

Ethos and narrative interpretation : the negotiation of values in fiction, Liesbeth Korthals Altes

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Ethos and narrative interpretation : the negotiation of values in fiction
Title
Ethos and narrative interpretation
Title remainder
the negotiation of values in fiction
Statement of responsibility
Liesbeth Korthals Altes
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Language
eng
Summary
  • "Ethos and Narrative Interpretation examines the fruitfulness of the concept of ethos for the theory and analysis of literary narrative. The notion of ethos refers to the broadly persuasive effects of the image one may have of a speaker's psychology, world view, and emotional or ethical stance. How and why do readers attribute an ethos (of, for example, sincerity, reliability, authority, or irony) to literary characters, narrators, and even to authors? Are there particular conditions under which it is more appropriate for interpreters to attribute an ethos to authors, rather than to narrators? In the answer Liesbeth Korthals Altes proposes to such questions, ethos attributions are deeply implicated in the process of interpreting and evaluating narrative texts. Demonstrating the extent to which ethos attributions, and hence, interpretive acts, play a tacit role in many methods of narratological analysis, Korthals Altes also questions the agenda and epistemological status of various narratologies, both classical and post-classical. Her approach, rooted in a broad understanding of the role and circulation of narrative art in culture, rehabilitates interpretation, both as a tool and as an object of investigation in narrative studies. "--
  • "Examines the relevance of the concept of ethos for analyzing processes of literary interpretation to address the question of what exactly narratology does, or should want to do"--
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Korthals Altes, Liesbeth
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government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Frontiers of narrative
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Fiction
  • Values in literature
  • Narration (Rhetoric)
  • Rhetoric
  • Literature and morals
  • LITERARY CRITICISM / American / General
  • Fiction
  • Literature and morals
  • Narration (Rhetoric)
  • Rhetoric
  • Values in literature
Label
Ethos and narrative interpretation : the negotiation of values in fiction, Liesbeth Korthals Altes
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 285-311) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part 1. Ethos, narrative, and the social construction of meanings and values -- Part 2. Ethos in narratology: The return of the repressed -- Part 3. Further explorations: Contracts and ethos expectations
Control code
861955744
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvi, 325 pages
Isbn
9780803248366
Lccn
2014004156
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)861955744
Label
Ethos and narrative interpretation : the negotiation of values in fiction, Liesbeth Korthals Altes
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 285-311) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part 1. Ethos, narrative, and the social construction of meanings and values -- Part 2. Ethos in narratology: The return of the repressed -- Part 3. Further explorations: Contracts and ethos expectations
Control code
861955744
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvi, 325 pages
Isbn
9780803248366
Lccn
2014004156
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)861955744

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