An Introduction to the Structural Analysis of Narrative

@article{Barthes1966AnIT,
  title={An Introduction to the Structural Analysis of Narrative},
  author={R. Barthes and Lionel Duisit},
  journal={New Literary History},
  year={1966},
  volume={6},
  pages={237}
}
of all, there is a prodigious variety of genres, each of which branches out into a variety of media, as if all substances could be relied upon to accommodate man's stories. Among the vehicles of narrative are articulated language, whether oral or written, pictures, still or moving, gestures, and an ordered mixture of all those substances; narrative is present in myth, legend, fables, tales, short stories, epics, history, tragedy, drame [suspense drama], comedy, pantomime, paintings (in Santa… Expand
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