iPhone6 : Ships on same day Order now
  • Use Coupon Code DEEP15 & Get Additional 15% OFF On Books . *T&C apply
A Theory of Narrative

A Theory of Narrative (Hardcover)

By Author : Rick Altman 

New & Used from sellers starting at

New & Used from sellers starting at

A Theory of Narrative Description

Narrative is a powerful element of human culture, storing and sharing the cherished parts of our personal memories and giving structure to our laws, entertainment, and history. We experience narrative in a number of different ways, in words, pictures, and film. Yet regardless of how a tale is told, a story exists independently of the media that make it concrete. Narrative follows humans wherever they travel and adapts readily to new forms of communication. Constantly evolving and always up-to-date, narrative is a necessary strategy of human expression and a fundamental component of human identity.

In order to understand human interaction, we must examine the nature of narrative, its variation in different contexts, and the method through which it makes meaning. Breaking away from traditional forms of analysis, award-winning scholar Rick Altman introduces a new approach to studying narrative, identifying three basic strategies: single focus, dual focus, and multiple focus. Analyzing an intentionally diverse selection of texts, Altman demonstrates how these strategies function in context, and illustrates their theoretical and practical applications in terms of textual analysis, literary and film history, social organization, religion, and politics. Altman employs his inventive terminology and precise analytical methods throughout this groundbreaking work, making it an ideal teaching tool for literary and film theory courses and for the general reader interested in exploring narrative.

Book Details

Title: A Theory of Narrative
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Author: Rick Altman
Edition: Hardcover
Language: English
ISBN: 0231144288
EAN: 9780231144285
No. of Units: 1
No. of Pages: 392
Publish Date: 2008-07-31
Binding: Hardcover
Deliverable Countries: This product ships to Restricted International (Books).

Similar Items by Category

General  >  Art
General  >  Literary Criticism
General  >  Film & Video  >  Performing Arts

Discussion : A Theory of Narrative

See Discussion
* The book summary and image may be of a different edition or binding of the same title.
* Book reviews are added by registered customers. They need not necessarily buy book.
* These books are NOT available for reading online or for free download in PDF or ebook format.
* Price can change due to reprinting, price change by publisher or sourcing cost change for imported books.

www.infibeam.com/Books is the biggest online bookstore in India for sale of books at best price - fiction, literature, audiobooks, study guides, novels, story books, rare books, textbooks and books by popular authors. These are available in various editions and bindings e.g. paperback and at best discount.
Diwali Offers