`KINDLE ⇲ Narratology: An Introduction ⇧ PDF eBook or Kindle ePUB free

I would recommend each one who wants to study narrative theory to read this book by Wolf Schmid that has already become a classic study in narratology This is also the best way to start narratological studies Narratology An Introduction is valuable not only because it gives a broad historic and theoretic overview of the existing narratological approaches analyzing the influence of Russian literary criticism on development of the European narratology The book is especially valuable because I would recommend each one who wants to study narrative theory to read this book by Wolf Schmid that has already become a classic study in narratology This is also the best way to start narratological studies Narratology An Introduction is valuable not only because it gives a broad historic and theoretic overview of the existing narratological approaches analyzing the influence of Russian literary criticism on development of the European narratology The book is especially valuable because giving this overview, Wolf Schmid works out a synthetic and consistent system of narratological characteristics of the text it concerns singling out 4 narrative levels, typology of narrative instances in particular, typology of narrator , typology of points of view, etc.At first, I was surprised to see not a very favorable review of the book on this site Then I realized that one has to have sufficient understanding of the subject to evaluate a serious theoretical study related to it, otherwise its benefits will change into their opposites Thus, according to the author of the review, a drawback of the book is that Wolf Schmid considers just about every theoryWhy have I noticed only most significant theories mentioned in Narratology Systematic review in the form of diagrams and schemes is also criticized Evidently, the author of the review is against classification on the whole, and also against Wolf Schmid s invention of some new theory classifying and reworking others I wonder whether Robyn knew that the work of Wolf Schmid s research group encouraged development of one of the major centres for narratological studies, Interdisciplinary Centre for Narratology in Hamburg that was also headed by him It is also Wolf Schmid who was a founding member and Chairman of the European Narratology Network, the biggest narratological network in Europe In the same way, the use of Russian examples in Schmid s work turns into a drawback in the review But this is another benefit of Narratology Wolf Schmid uniquely combines two sides of his professional experience as a Western tradition narratologist and a Slavonic scholar On the one hand, he explains the way Western narratology is linked with Russian literary criticism On the other hand, he analyzes Russian material from the viewpoint of his theory synthesizing existing theoretical positions of Western narratology Actually, this has not been done before, because Western narratologists did not deal much with Russian texts One can only guess if the author of the review meant that the quality of Russian literature is lower than of other ones However, reading the review up to the end, I started to doubt whether its author really read the book or just thumbed through it Complaining about the quality of the English language, the author observes that the professor could hire a translator Strangely enough, page 3 of the book gives information about the translation that was done by the British translator Alexander Starritt Though I think Wolf Schmid s English as well as other languages which he speaks is unlikely to shock the reader I can only add that Wolf Schmid does not belong to the authors who translate their books into other languages to become famous He hardly needs this But as any true scholar, he may be asked for permission to translate his books and articles Uuuggghh I m loving the narrative theory course I m taking, but this book was an experiment of the professor s I don t think he s going to use it again Here is a not very scholarly review because reading this guy s English broke my brain Schmid I keep wanting to call him Wolf covers just about everything, and considers just about every theory He gets rid of the ones that just don t work but introduces them so you know what used to be out there , then he takes the remaining viable theo Uuuggghh I m loving the narrative theory course I m taking, but this book was an experiment of the professor s I don t think he s going to use it again Here is a not very scholarly review because reading this guy s English broke my brain Schmid I keep wanting to call him Wolf covers just about everything, and considers just about every theory He gets rid of the ones that just don t work but introduces them so you know what used to be out there , then he takes the remaining viable theories and follows whatever middle road he can find It s a cross between a survey of narrative theory and a guy actually coming up with some new theory Diagrams and schematics run rampant Also, he uses real life examples to try to illustrate how narrative contraptions work with fictive happenings, and it just doesn t come off His literary examples are all Russian.Some of the chapters open with what seems like a statement, then you find out the point of his argument in the chapter is to counter that statement I realize this is a perfectly fine way to introduce an argument, but I kept getting tricked because he d say something cool on the first page and then say why it doesn t work Lots of disagreements and why not s from me in the margins.I am really trying to think objectively about whether this book would be helpful as an intro to narrative theory, and I don t think it would be I think it only works for a review, comparison tool, or quick reference if you already have some knowledge of narrative theory And even then, it s really no fun at all.Did I mention the crabbed English Weird thing this guy is German, of course, but rewrites his books in English No one translated him I guess it s kinda cool that he reworks the thing for an Anglo audience he points to the list of references saying Look I added Joyce and Woolf so you can understand And yeah, everyone else is still a Russian , but maybe next time he should just hire somebody to English it for him `KINDLE ☠ Narratology: An Introduction ⇱ This book is a standard work for modern narrative theory It provides a terminological and theoretical system of reference for future research The author explains and discusses in detail problems of communication structure and entities of a narrative work, point of view, the relationship between narrator s text and character s text, narrativity and eventfulness, and narrative transformations of happenings The book outlines a theory of narration and analyses central narratological categories such as fiction, mimesis, author, reader, narrator etc A detailed bibliography and glossary of narratological terms make this book a compendium of narrative theory which is of relevance for scholars and students of all literary disciplines