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The narrative thematics of the late style of Henry James : incorporating an analysis of The wings of the dove

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dc.contributor.author Pappas PA en
dc.date.accessioned 2016-09-22T09:17:31Z
dc.date.available 2016-09-22T09:17:31Z
dc.date.submitted 1989 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11892/53764
dc.description.abstract Studies contemporary narrative theory in relation to the late style of Henry James. Using the work of various narrative theorists, the study examines the concepts of the Narrator, Speech Representation, Focalisation and Figural Narration. The work of the different theorists is examined selectively in order to give a concise but comprehensive summary of the chosen narrative concepts. The dissertation then deals with the relationship of Henry James to the ideology of modernism. The modernist notions of 'showing' 'and 'telling' are discussed in relation to the narrative theory. This section also deals with James s notions of dramatisation, foreshortening and impersonal narration. The narrative style of Henry James's later novels is discussed in relation to the concepts of narrative theory examined. Furthermore, the study examines the difficulties James faced in constructing his narratives and how they are manifested as discrepancies in his novelistic project. The specific facets discussed are those of the effacement of the authorial narrator and the representation of consciousness, as well as James's approach to these facets of narrative representation. There is an examination of selected 'Prefaces' to James's novels, which are discussed as a reflection of James's ideas of narrative. Parts I and II are combined in a discussion of James's notions of narrative, utilising the contemporary narrative theory in order to illuminate some of these notions. In order to show how James utilised certain narrative techniques an analysis of extracts from "The Wings Of The Dove" is undertaken. This section examines James's use of the Narrator, Speech Representation, Focalisation and Figural Narration. The study also deals with the extent to which James succeeds in his project and furthermore shows that certain narrative devices James employed contradict his notions of dramatisation and objectivity. en
dc.language English en
dc.subject English literature en
dc.subject Prose literature and fiction en
dc.title The narrative thematics of the late style of Henry James : incorporating an analysis of The wings of the dove en
dc.type Masters degree en
dc.description.degree MA en


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