The Resource Plots, Robert L. Belknap ; with an introduction by Robin Feuer Miller

Plots, Robert L. Belknap ; with an introduction by Robin Feuer Miller

Label
Plots
Title
Plots
Statement of responsibility
Robert L. Belknap ; with an introduction by Robin Feuer Miller
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Robert L. Belknap's theory of plot illustrates the active and passive roles literature plays in creating its own dynamic reading experience. Literary narrative enchants us through its development of plot, but plot tells its own story about the making of narrative, revealing through its structures, preoccupations, and strategies of representation critical details about how and when a work came into being. Through a rich reading of Shakespeare's King Lear and Dostoevsky's Crime and Punishment, Belknap explores the spatial, chronological, and causal aspects of plot, its brilliant manipulation of reader frustration and involvement, and its critical cohesion of characters. He considers Shakespeare's transformation of dramatic plot through parallelism, conflict, resolution, and recognition. He then follows with Dostoevsky's development of the rhetorical and moral devices of nineteenth-century Russian fiction, along with its epistolary and detective genres, to embed the reader in the murder Raskolnikov commits. Dostoevsky's reinvention of the psychological plot was profound, and Belknap effectively challenges the idea that the author abused causality to achieve his ideological conclusion. In a final chapter, Belknap argues that plots teach us novelistic rather than poetic justice. Operating according to their own logic, plots provide us with a compelling way to see and order our world
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Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Belknap, Robert L
Dewey number
808.3
Index
index present
LC call number
PN3378
LC item number
.B44 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
University seminars. Leonard Hastings Schoff memorial lectures
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Plots (Drama, novel, etc.)
  • Fiction
  • Fiction
  • Plots (Drama, novel, etc.)
Label
Plots, Robert L. Belknap ; with an introduction by Robin Feuer Miller
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn923728125
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
xxiv, 165 pages
Isbn
9780231177825
Isbn Type
(hardcover : acid-free paper)
Lccn
2015039972
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)923728125
Label
Plots, Robert L. Belknap ; with an introduction by Robin Feuer Miller
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn923728125
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
xxiv, 165 pages
Isbn
9780231177825
Isbn Type
(hardcover : acid-free paper)
Lccn
2015039972
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)923728125

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