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Transparent Minds Narrative Modes for Presenting Consciousness in Fiction Dorrit Claire Cohn. Editions. Paperback. ISBN. Comparisons are invidious, but unavoidable. Dorrit Cohn’s Transparent Minds invites comparison with a recent book – too recent for Cohn to have taken it. 29 Dec Dorrit Cohn, Transparent Minds. Narrative Modes for Presenting Consciousness in Fiction. Princeton University Press, Pp.

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Transparent Minds: Narrative Modes for Presenting Consciousness in Fiction

Quoted monologues occurs when a character is quoted, as verbatim, by the narrator. Forged from a partnership between a university press and a library, Project MUSE is a trusted part of the academic and scholarly community it serves. The examples she uses to compare it with the other methods are: Golnaz rated it it was ok Feb 14, Julian rated it liked it Sep 01, Blankette rated it it was amazing Jul 01, Elana rated it really liked it Dec 05, Books by Dorrit Cohn.

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Robyn rated it it was ok Aug 10, She divides the book into two halves.

Transparent Minds: Narrative Modes for Presenting Consciousness in Fiction by Dorrit Cohn

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. How did he become so knowledgeable about the range of issues, texts and literary traditions that Cohn addresses?


In the third person context, the author depicts consciousness in three ways: She is interested in how authors give readers the impression of the processes of thought, of consciousness of the characters and what devices they use to do this.

The narrator remains the authority. Who was this youngster, still in his twenties, who seemed to speak with such authority about what an adequate theory of consciousness in fiction ought to look like, and how it would fit into the larger [End Page ] project of poetics? If you would like to authenticate using a different subscribed institution that supports Shibboleth authentication or have your own login mnds password to Project MUSE, click ‘Authenticate’.

Read, highlight, and take notes, across web, tablet, and phone. This can be exploited: She grounds her analysis in texts transpafent avoids theorizing without examples.

Other editions – View all Transparent Minds: This method is somewhere between quoted monologue and psycho-narration. I will be late” I wrote a paper trying to discuss how the use of the first person narrator in a book I read transpwrent a class, made the protagonist ambiguous; in the end of the novel, the reader was unsure if the narrator was the man described or not. Part of the book is a sort of taxonomy of different kinds of narratives and monologues, but Cohn is also very clear about the meaning and effects of the different fictional points of view that she examines.


Finally, for cases where problematic situation transpatent with a-chronological order, as in The Sound and the Fury, Cohn proposes the term memory monologue.

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Marie-lynn Herpoel rated it liked it Apr 03, My library Help Advanced Book Search. Thanks for telling us about the problem. What particularly preoccupied this young reviewer was the problem of typology. Her argument joins with theories about the constructed and imaginary nature of narrative, even realist narrative. The first person context, Cohn discusses retrospective techniques, from narration to monologue and finally the autonomous monologue.

How is it related to literary historiography and to historical explanation?

Open Preview See a Problem? The first deals with the third person narrator, the midns with the first person narrator. Princeton University Press Amazon. Trivia About Transparent Minds It’s divided into two halves: Narrative Modes for Presenting Consciousness in Fiction.