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The Resource The unexpected : narrative temporality and the philosophy of surprise, Mark Currie

The unexpected : narrative temporality and the philosophy of surprise, Mark Currie

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The unexpected : narrative temporality and the philosophy of surprise
Title
The unexpected
Title remainder
narrative temporality and the philosophy of surprise
Statement of responsibility
Mark Currie
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"This new study asks how stories affect the way we think about time and, in particular, how they condition thinking about the future. Focusing on surprise and the unforeseeable, the book argues that stories are mechanisms that reconcile what is taking place with what will have been. This relation between the present and the future perfect offers a grammatical formula quite different from our default notions of narrative as recollection or recapitulation. It promises new understandings of the reading process within the strange logic of a future that is already complete. It also points beyond that to some of the key temporal concepts of our epoch: prediction and unpredictability, uncertainty, the event, the untimely and the messianic. The argument is worked out in new readings of Sarah Waters' Fingersmith, Kazuo Ishiguro's Never Let Me Go and Julian Barnes' The Sense of an Ending."--Publisher's website
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Cataloging source
EBLCP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1962-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Currie, Mark
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
The Frontiers of Theory
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Narration (Rhetoric)
  • Time in literature
  • Future, The, in literature
  • Surprise in literature
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
  • Future, The, in literature
  • Narration (Rhetoric)
  • Surprise in literature
  • Time in literature
  • Erzähltheorie
  • Roman
  • Überraschung
  • Modalität
Label
The unexpected : narrative temporality and the philosophy of surprise, Mark Currie
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
mixed
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: What lies ahead -- Part 1: Surprise and the theory of narrative. A flow of unforeseeable novelty ; Narratological approaches to the unforeseeable. -- Part 2: The unpredictable and the future anterior. Prediction and the age of the unknowable ; What will have happened: writing and the future perfect ; The untimely and the messianic. -- Part 3 :Time flow and the process of reading. Narrative modality: Possibility, probability and the passage of time ; Temporal perspective: narrative futurity and the distribution of knowledge. -- Part 4: The unforeseeable in fictional form. Maximum peripeteia: reversal of fortune and the rhetoric of temporal doubling ; Freedom and the inescapable future ; The philosophy of grammar
Control code
ocn828793381
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (vii, 184 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780748676309
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt342ttn
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)828793381
Label
The unexpected : narrative temporality and the philosophy of surprise, Mark Currie
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
mixed
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: What lies ahead -- Part 1: Surprise and the theory of narrative. A flow of unforeseeable novelty ; Narratological approaches to the unforeseeable. -- Part 2: The unpredictable and the future anterior. Prediction and the age of the unknowable ; What will have happened: writing and the future perfect ; The untimely and the messianic. -- Part 3 :Time flow and the process of reading. Narrative modality: Possibility, probability and the passage of time ; Temporal perspective: narrative futurity and the distribution of knowledge. -- Part 4: The unforeseeable in fictional form. Maximum peripeteia: reversal of fortune and the rhetoric of temporal doubling ; Freedom and the inescapable future ; The philosophy of grammar
Control code
ocn828793381
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (vii, 184 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780748676309
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt342ttn
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)828793381

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