Narratology: An Introduction

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action are in fact determined by the evaluative function, i.e., the attempt to make the story a truly tellable story and avoid the question 'So what?' But given this possibility, we find ourselves in an awkward situation. For any report of an action there is always the possibility that it should be thought of as evaluative, as determined by requirements of significance, rather than as a representation of a given event. Whichever option we choose, we have the same narrative, of course, and in this sense it may not matter, but if we are concerned with the force of the story, and tellers and listeners of natural narrative are especially concerned with the force of narrative, then we are invited to choose and cannot take for granted the harmonious reconciliation of these two functions or logics.

So even here, in these most unliterary of narratives, we find the same problematic relationship between the determinations of fabula and the discourse of sjuzhet. [ . . . ]


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LUBBOCK P., 1957, Craft of Fiction ( New York: Viking).

MILLER J. HILLIS, 1974. "'Narrative and History,'" ELH 41: 455-73.

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