Structural Analysis of Narrative

  title={Structural Analysis of Narrative},
  author={Tzvetan Todorov and Arnold A. Weinstein},
  journal={Novel: A Forum on Fiction},
The theme I propose to deal with is so vast that the few pages which follow will inevitably take the form of a resume. My title, moreover, contains the word "structural," a word more misleading than enlightening today. To avoid misunderstandings as much as possible, I shall proceed in the following fashion. First, I shall give an abstract description of what I conceive to be the structural approach to literature. This approach will then be illustrated by a concrete problem, that of narrative… 

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