Present Tense Narration in Contemporary Fiction. A Narratological Overview

Huber, Irmtraud (2016). Present Tense Narration in Contemporary Fiction. A Narratological Overview. London: Palgrave Macmillan 10.1057/978-1-137-56213-5

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In this book, Irmtraud Huber considers a wide range of contemporary novels to explore the variety of possibilities and effects of the use of the present tense, as well as investigating the reasons for its popularity. By illustrating the complexity and sophistication of four different types of contemporary usage, Huber’s discussion goes some way towards refuting those critical voices which consider present-tense narration a passing fad and stylistic affectation. As a tense of narration, the present can serve to tell different stories than the past tense, or can tell them differently. By no means a passing fad, it is an important characteristic of contemporary literature.

Item Type:

Book (Monograph)

Division/Institute:

06 Faculty of Humanities > Department of Linguistics and Literary Studies > Institute of English Languages and Literatures
06 Faculty of Humanities > Department of Linguistics and Literary Studies > Institute of English Languages and Literatures > Modern English Literature

UniBE Contributor:

Huber, Irmtraud

Subjects:

800 Literature, rhetoric & criticism > 820 English & Old English literatures

ISBN:

978-1-137-56212-8

Publisher:

Palgrave Macmillan

Language:

English

Submitter:

Irmtraud Huber

Date Deposited:

15 Dec 2016 14:55

Last Modified:

12 Jun 2017 13:57

Publisher DOI:

10.1057/978-1-137-56213-5

Additional Information:

E-ISBN: 978-1-137-56213-5

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/74761

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