Narratology: An Introduction

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contribution to that erotics, or, more soberly, a reading of our compulsions to read.


Notes
1.
One of the ambitions of NORTHROP FRYE in Anatomy of Criticism ( Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1957) is to provide such a typology in his mythoi. Yet there is in Frye a certain confusion between mythoi as plot structures and as myths or archetypes which to my mind makes his work less valuable than it might be.
2.
ARISTOTLE, Poetics, trans. Ingram Bywater, in Introduction to Aristotle, ed. Richard McKeon ( 2nd edn; Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1973), p. 678.
3.
See SEYMOUR CHATMAN, Story and Discourse ( Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 1978) [and] ROBERT SCHOLES, Structuralism in Literature ( New Haven: Yale University Press, 1974).
4.
PAUL RICCEUR, "'Narrative Time,'" in On Narrative, ed. W. J. T. Mitchell ( Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1981), p. 167.
5.
GÉRARD GENETTE, "'Discours du récit,'" in Figures III ( Paris: Editions du Seuil, 1972; English trans. Jane Lewin, Narrative Discourse ( Ithaca, NY. Cornell University Press, 1980)), p. 228.
6.
WALTER BENJAMIN, "'The Storyteller' [Der Erzähler]", in Illuminations, trans. Harry Zohn ( New York: Schocken Books, 1969), p. 94.
7.
See FRANK KERMODE, The Sense of an Ending ( New York: Oxford University Press, 1967); JEAN-PAUL SARTRE, La Nausée ( Paris: Gallimard, 1947), pp. 59-60; SARTRE, Les Mots ( Paris: Gallimard, 1968), p. 171.
8.
JEAN POUILLON, Temps et roman ( Paris: Gallimard, 1946). See also CLAUDE BREMOND , Logique du récit ( Paris: Editions du Seuil, 1973).
9.
JONATHAN CULLER, "'Story and Discourse in the Analysis of Narrative,'" in The Pursuit of Signs ( London: Routledge & Kegan Paul, 1981), p. 178.
10.
CYNTHIA CHASE, "'The Decomposition of the Elephants: Double Reading Daniel Deronda,'" PMLA 93, no. 2 ( 1978), p. 218.
11.
SIR ARTHUR CONAN DOYLE, "'The Naval Treaty,'" in The Complete Sherlock Holmes ( New York: Doubleday, 1953), vol. 1, p. 540.
12.
JEAN-JACQUES ROUSSEAU, Confessions ( Paris: Bibliothèque de la Pléïade, 1959), p. 85.
13.
On the 'text as machine' in Rousseau, and on the episode of the stolen ribbon as a whole, see the notable essay by PAUL DE MAN, "'The Purloined Ribbon,'" in Allegories of Reading ( New Haven: Yale University Press, 1979), pp. 278-301. While my use of the episode of the stolen ribbon is substantially different from de Man's, I am indebted to his remarkable analysis.
14.
SUSAN SONTAG, Against Interpretation ( New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 1966), p. 14.

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