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Present-tense narration in contemporary fiction : a narratological overview / Irmtraud Huber.

Author:
Huber, Irmtraud, 1983- [Browse]
Format:
Book
Language:
English
Published/​Created:
  • London : Palgrave Macmillan, [2016]
  • ©2016
Description:
vi, 123 pages ; 22 cm.
Series:
Palgrave pivot. [More in this series]
Summary note:
In this book, Irmtraud Huber considers a wide range of contemporary novels to explore the variety of possibilities and effects of the use of the present tense, as well as investigating the reasons for its popularity. By illustrating the complexity and sophistication of four different types of contemporary usage, Huber's discussion goes some way towards refuting those critical voices which consider present-tense narration a passing fad and stylistic affectation. As a tense of narration, the present can serve to tell different stories than the past tense, or can tell them differently. By no means a passing fad, it is an important characteristic of contemporary literature.
Bibliographic references:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 113-117) and index.
Subject(s):
English languageTense [Browse]
ISBN:
  • 1137562129 ((hbk.))
  • 9781137562128 ((hbk.))
  • ((eBook))
LCCN:
2016949257
OCLC:
948547383
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