An accessible survey of the complex theories that have transformed the study of narrative in recent decades. This revised, updated and expanded edition of an established text now explores the relationship between postmodern narrative and postmodern theory more closely, and concludes with a new chapter on J.M. Coetzee's fiction.
MARK CURRIE is Professor of Contemporary Literature at Queen Mary, University of London, UK. He is the author of Difference (Routledge, 2004) and About Time: Narrative Fiction and the Philosophy of Time (Edinburgh University Press, 2007). He has also published numerous articles on literary theory, narratology and contemporary fiction.