The Rhetoric of Fiction

Wayne C. Booth (Author)
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Description

The first edition of The Rhetoric of Fiction transformed the criticism of fiction and soon became a classic in the field. One of the most widely used texts in fiction courses, it is a standard reference point in advanced discussions of how fictional form works, how authors make novels accessible, and how readers recreate texts, and its concepts and terms--such as the implied author, the postulated reader, and the unreliable narrator--have become part of the standard critical lexicon.

For this new edition, Wayne C. Booth has written an extensive Afterword in which he clarifies misunderstandings, corrects what he now views as errors, and sets forth his own recent thinking about the rhetoric of fiction. The other new feature is a Supplementary Bibliography, prepared by James Phelan in consultation with the author, which lists the important critical works of the past twenty years--two decades that Booth describes as the richest in the history of the subject.

Product Details

Price
$34.80
Publisher
University of Chicago Press
Publish Date
February 15, 1983
Pages
572
Dimensions
5.33 X 8.08 X 1.5 inches | 1.33 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780226065588
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About the Author

Wayne C. Booth (1921-2005) was the George Pullman Distinguished Service Professor at the University of Chicago. His many books include The Rhetoric of Fiction, A Rhetoric of Irony, The Power and Limits of Pluralism, The Vocation of a Teacher, and Forthe Love of It, all published by the University of Chicago Press.