D. H. Lawrence and Narrative Viewpoint

D. H. Lawrence and Narrative Viewpoint

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This book is a stylistic study of D. H. Lawrence's presentation of narrative viewpoint. The focus is mainly on Lawrence's third novel, Sons and Lovers, occupying a crucial position in his oeuvre and judged by critics to be his first mature piece.While sharing many features typical of nineteenth-century novels, it marks the emergence of a new technique of writing consciousness that functioned as a precursor to the modernist practice of dialogic shifts across viewpoints. Through a detailed linguistic analysis, Sotirova shows that different characters' viewpoints are not simply juxtaposed in the narrative, but linked in a way that creates dialogic resonances between them. The dialogic linking is achieved through the use of devices that have parallel functions in conversational discourse - referring expressions, sentence-initial correctives and repetition. The book uses stylistics to resolve current controversies in narratology and Lawrence criticism.In approaching the study of narrative viewpoint from the angle of discourse, Sotirova arrives at cutting-edge insights into Lawrence's work.
This book will be required reading for stylisticians, narratologists, literary linguists and literary studies scholars.


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Author(s)
Violeta Sotirova, Beatrix Busse, Szilvia Csabi, Monika Fludernik, Lesley Jeffries, Jean Boase-Beier, Geoffrey N. Leech, Larry Stewart, Manuel Jobert
Format
Hardback | 238 pages
Dimensions
156 x 234 x 14mm | 512g
Publication date
31 Mar 2011
Publisher
Continuum Publishing Corporation
Publication City/Country
New York, United States
Language
English
Edition Statement
New
Illustrations note
black & white illustrations
ISBN10
1441132627
ISBN13
9781441132628
Bestsellers rank
1,733,538