Skip to content

All SAP systems will be unavailable on Saturday 10th December 2022 from 0800-1800 UK Time.

If you can’t place an order, please contact Customer Services to complete your order.

UK/ROW directcs@cambridge.org +44 (0) 1223 326050 | US customer_service@cambridge.org 1 800 872 7423 or 1 212 337 5000 | Australia/New Zealand enquiries@cambridge.edu.au 61 3 86711400 or 1800 005 210, New Zealand 0800 023 520

Register Sign in Wishlist
Look Inside A Rhetoric of the Unreal

A Rhetoric of the Unreal
Studies in Narrative and Structure, Especially of the Fantastic

$64.99 (C)

  • Date Published: August 1983
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521276566

$ 64.99 (C)
Paperback

Add to cart Add to wishlist

Other available formats:
Hardback


Looking for an examination copy?

If you are interested in the title for your course we can consider offering an examination copy. To register your interest please contact collegesales@cambridge.org providing details of the course you are teaching.

Description
Product filter button
Description
Contents
Resources
Courses
About the Authors
  • This 1981 book is a study of wide range of fiction, from short stories to tales of horror, from fairy-tales and romances to science fiction, to which the rather loose term 'fantastic' has been applied. Cutting across this wide field, Professor Brooke-Rose examines in a clear and precise way the essential differences between these types of narrative against the background of realistic fiction. In doing so, she employs many of the methods of modern literary theory from Russian formalism to structuralism, while at the same time bringing to these approaches a sharp critical intuition and sound common sense of her own. The range of texts considered is broad: from Poe and James to Tolkien; from Flann O'Brien to the American postmodernism. This book should prove a source of stimulation to all teachers and students of modern literary theory and genre, as well as those interested in 'fantastic' literature.

    Customer reviews

    Not yet reviewed

    Be the first to review

    Review was not posted due to profanity

    ×

    , create a review

    (If you're not , sign out)

    Please enter the right captcha value
    Please enter a star rating.
    Your review must be a minimum of 12 words.

    How do you rate this item?

    ×

    Product details

    • Date Published: August 1983
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521276566
    • length: 456 pages
    • dimensions: 216 x 138 x 25 mm
    • weight: 0.545kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Acknowledgements
    Part I. The Real, the Unreal and the Rhetoric:
    1. The real and the unreal
    2. The rhetoric
    Part II. Method and Non-method in Genre Analysis:
    3. Historic genres/theoretical genres: Torodov on the fantastic
    4. Science fiction and realistic fiction
    Part III. The Pure Fantastic: Types of Analysis:
    5. The encoded reader
    6. The Turn of the Screw and its critics: an essay in non-methodology
    7. The Turn of the Screw
    mirror structures as basic structures
    8. The surface structures in The Turn of the Screw
    Part IV. The Unreal as Real: the Modern Marvellous:
    9. The evil ring: realism and the marvellous
    10. Titan plus: the new science fiction (Vonnegut and McElroy)
    Part V. The Real as Unreal: Some Modern Texts:
    11. The real as unreal: Robbe-Grillet
    12. Transgressions
    13. Eximplosions
    14. Metafiction and surfiction: a simpler formal approach
    Notes
    Bibliography
    Index.

  • Author

    Christine Brooke-Rose

Sorry, this resource is locked

Please register or sign in to request access. If you are having problems accessing these resources please email lecturers@cambridge.org

Register Sign in
Please note that this file is password protected. You will be asked to input your password on the next screen.

» Proceed

You are now leaving the Cambridge University Press website. Your eBook purchase and download will be completed by our partner www.ebooks.com. Please see the permission section of the www.ebooks.com catalogue page for details of the print & copy limits on our eBooks.

Continue ×

Continue ×

Continue ×
warning icon

Turn stock notifications on?

You must be signed in to your Cambridge account to turn product stock notifications on or off.

Sign in Create a Cambridge account arrow icon
×

Find content that relates to you

Join us online

This site uses cookies to improve your experience. Read more Close

Are you sure you want to delete your account?

This cannot be undone.

Cancel

Thank you for your feedback which will help us improve our service.

If you requested a response, we will make sure to get back to you shortly.

×
Please fill in the required fields in your feedback submission.
×