Kazuo Ishiguro and Max Frisch: Bending Facts in Unreliable and Unnatural Narration by Zuzana FoniokováKazuo Ishiguro and Max Frisch: Bending Facts in Unreliable and Unnatural Narration by Zuzana Fonioková

Kazuo Ishiguro and Max Frisch: Bending Facts in Unreliable and Unnatural Narration

byZuzana Fonioková

Hardcover | July 30, 2015

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Since the late 1990s unreliable narration has garnered popularity in narrative theory and has sparked a lively debate among scholars. This book traces the theoretical discussions surrounding narrative unreliability and examines the relationship of unreliable narration to antimimetic techniques of portraying self-deception. Standing on the border between classical and postclassical narratology, the study analyses Kazuo Ishiguro’s and Max Frisch’s innovative narrative strategies, offering new perspectives on their œuvre and on unreliable narration as a narratological concept. A comparison of the methods Ishiguro and Frisch employ to explore the psychology of their narrators reveals a fascinating parallel in their development as novelists.
Zuzana Fonioková is Assistant Professor of Literature and Intercultural Communication at the Department of Czech Literature, Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic. Her research interests include narratology and contemporary fiction.
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Title:Kazuo Ishiguro and Max Frisch: Bending Facts in Unreliable and Unnatural NarrationFormat:HardcoverDimensions:8.27 × 5.83 × 0.98 inPublished:July 30, 2015Publisher:Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der WissenschaftenLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:3631660502

ISBN - 13:9783631660508

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Table of Contents

Contents: Unreliable narration – Unreliability – Narratology – Unnatural narration – Kazuo Ishiguro – Max Frisch – Narrative strategies – Narrator – Literary theory – 20th-century English literature – 20th-century German literature – Identity – Memory – Self-deception – Fictional world – Possible-world theory – Postmodernism.

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«The project carried out through the book deserves credit on several accounts.»
(Stefan Iversen, Journal of Literary Theory JLT - online 2017)

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