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Etching “inconscience”: Unreliability as a function in narrative situations

De Reuck, J. (1990) Etching “inconscience”: Unreliability as a function in narrative situations. Journal of Literary Studies, 6 (4). pp. 289-303.

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The article takes as its point of departure Henry James's notion of “inconscience” or, as Booth was later to call it, unreliability, as a function of the mediator in narrative situations. It explores the literary etiology of the concept and illuminates by praxis the parameters within which such narrators are placed, offering in the conclusion a typology of “inconscient” narrators which may form the basis of subsequent narratological exegesis.

Publication Type: Journal Article
Murdoch Affiliation: School of Social Sciences and Humanities
Publisher: Routledge as part of the Taylor and Francis Group
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