SOME OBSERVATIONS ON THE ART OF NARRATIVE by Phyllis Bentley

SOME OBSERVATIONS ON THE ART OF NARRATIVE

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Scarcely more than essay length, these are a few introductory remarks about fiction to stimulate inquiry and criticism thereof. This is a redefinition of narrative writing and reclassification into three categories, the description, the summary, and the scene, which in blend comprise the art of the fiction form- its flexibility and variety. Secondly, in a section entitled ""contemporary trends"", she singularizes this heading in a discussion of three authors (Dorothy Richardson, Virginia Woolf, and James Joyce) who introduced one trend- life presented through ""specific moments"" or stream of consciousness... The whole is borne out by illustrations from classic sources. Of possible interest to students of literature, but almost too slight to justify publication in book form.

Pub Date: Jan. 28th, 1947
Publisher: Macmillan