The Resource The classical plot and the invention of Western narrative, N.J. Lowe

The classical plot and the invention of Western narrative, N.J. Lowe

Label
The classical plot and the invention of Western narrative
Title
The classical plot and the invention of Western narrative
Statement of responsibility
N.J. Lowe
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "From Homer to Hollywood, the Western storytelling tradition has canonised a distinctive set of narrative values characterised by tight economy and closure. This book traces the formation of that classical paradigm in the development of ancient storytelling from Homer to Heliodorus. To tell this story, the book sets out to rehabilitate the idea of 'plot', notoriously disconnected from any recognized system of terminology in recent literary theory. The first part of the book draws on current developments in narratalogy and cognitive science to propose a new way of formally describing the way stories are structured and understood
  • This model is then used to write a history of the emergence of the classical plot type in the four ancient genres that shaped it - Homeric epic, fifth-century tragedy, New Comedy, and the Greek novel - with new insights into the fundamental narrative poetics of each."--Jacket
Cataloging source
N$T
Dewey number
880/.09
Index
index present
LC call number
PA3014.N37
LC item number
L69 2000eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Label
The classical plot and the invention of Western narrative, N.J. Lowe
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 269-285) and index
http://library.link/vocab/branchCode
  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 4.
  • The classical plot.
  • 5.
  • Unclassical plots
  • II.
  • The classical plots.
  • 6.
  • Epic myth I: Iliad.
  • 7.
  • Epic myth II: Odyssey.
  • I.
  • 8.
  • Dramatic myth: tragedy and satyr-play.
  • 9.
  • Dramatic fiction: New Comedy.
  • 10.
  • Epic fiction: the Greek novel
  • The classical plot.
  • 1.
  • Approaches.
  • 2.
  • A cognitive model.
  • 3.
  • The narrative universe.
Control code
ocm51203070
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 293 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780511049613
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b36092459
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)51203070
  • cbo0511017413

Library Locations

    • Deakin University Library - Geelong Waurn Ponds CampusBorrow it
      75 Pigdons Road, Waurn Ponds, Victoria, 3216, AU
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