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Genre (2021) 54 (1): 67–87.
Published: 01 April 2021
...Katarzyna Bartoszyńska This essay argues for the power of free indirect discourse in the third‐person narrative perspective to serve as a collective voice, encompassing a diversity of perspectives, through a reading of two novels by Olga Tokarczuk, Bieguni ( Flights ) and Księgi Jakubowe ( Books...
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Genre (2021) 54 (1): 1–16.
Published: 01 April 2021
... – winning author's innovations with free indirect discourse through two novels devoted impressively to worldmaking: Bieguni ( Flights ) and Księgi Jakubowe ( Books of Jacob ). Drawing on Susan Lanser's delineation of authorial, personal, and communal voice, Bartoszyńska shows that each novel addresses...
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Genre (2018) 51 (1): 1–25.
Published: 01 April 2018
... through free indirect discourse and representationally through idiosyncratic experiences. Yet an alternative theory of routine exists, one that appears nascently in sources as diverse as Victorian industrialism, conduct manuals, and brain sci- ence. It then reappears in the twentieth...
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Genre (2021) 54 (1): 111–137.
Published: 01 April 2021
...] stylization of the world. . . . Realism becomes as much a matter of persuasion as verisimilitude” (italics mine). More than objectively real, the narrative persuades us of its truth. The most persuasive form is free indirect discourse which, Staiger argues, creates a “dramatic intimacy by limiting...
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Genre (2014) 47 (3): 407–430.
Published: 01 December 2014
... and lowered the paper sack with the four cans of number three beans in it onto the hall table” (O’Connor [1955a] 1981a, 63). By the second paragraph, however, O’Connor has begun to use the free indirect discourse that dominates the remainder of the story. Consider, for instance, the following passage...
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Genre (2015) 48 (3): 383–404.
Published: 01 December 2015
... present life. For Angel, Tess is the perfect raw material on which to work, because the material itself is of good quality to begin with. In free indirect discourse the nar- rator expresses Angel’s notion that “though untrained,” Tess was “instinctively refined” as the result of her inheritance...
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Genre (2004) 37 (2): 301–318.
Published: 01 June 2004
... of free indirect discourse rather than first-person narration reminds us that this is a perspective that we as readers and as listeners may never fully experience. With the anonymous pianist too, the nar- rative brings the reader close to the musician's thought process, but the immedi- acy...
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Genre (2020) 53 (1): 1–25.
Published: 01 April 2020
... of self- portraiture inherent to the free- indirect discourse Joyce employs throughout the early sec- tions of Ulysses, where the third- person narration becomes interspersed with the thoughts of the focal character. It is very much a narrativization of the self- portrait, in that it shows in the third...
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Genre (2016) 49 (1): 27–50.
Published: 01 April 2016
...). Modernist stream of consciousness or free indirect discourse stays linked to an internal focalizer (sometimes one of several focalizers), seeing, thinking, and knowing what the focalizer could plausibly perceive, while the physical view is often consistent with the physically possible movement...
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Genre (2013) 46 (3): 189–211.
Published: 01 December 2013
... so well through free indirect discourse — the mental state of characters. Only in the film the creation of a privatized subject is cinematically equivalent to the creation of a domesticized interior: both are materialized through movements arising from everyday routines and practices...
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Genre (2017) 50 (1): 1–18.
Published: 01 April 2017
... introduces third-­ person male subjectivity and the public space, and the synthesis of Richardson and Fielding produces Jane Austen and free indirect discourse. But as Clifford Siskin (2015, 619) has pointed out, this story skips over fifty years of the eigh- teenth century, leaving “generations...
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Genre (2008) 41 (1-2): 95–123.
Published: 01 March 2008
... paraphrases the speech of a character, and it is the converse of free indirect discourse in which the narrator borrows the language of his characters. Here the character 'borrows' (directly) the particular style of nar- ration, even in what (misleadingly) appears to be direct...
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Genre (2015) 48 (3): 341–381.
Published: 01 December 2015
... this dialogue is rendered in free indirect discourse, then followed immediately with the revelation that “times without number Clarissa had visited Evelyn Whitbread in a nursing home” (Woolf [1925a] 1981, 6). Clarissa’s care for Evelyn signifies her consistent tendency to empathize with others...
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Genre (2009) 42 (3-4): 61–78.
Published: 01 September 2009
... influences enter psychologically-driven realism, they can only be given too little weight or too much. The writer may minimize disruption through free indirect discourse or may, like Stephen King and James Joyce, quickly cite brand names in pass- ing. More centrally ekphrastic narratives generally...
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Genre (2005) 38 (1-2): 71–94.
Published: 01 March 2005
... such as fragmentation, stream-of-consciousness, and free-indirect discourse, opened the novel to a number of new possibilities, about which Woolf was as excited as many of her contemporaries, there remained basic difficulties. Woolf s essays underscore her realization of the fundamental mismatch between form...
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Genre (2006) 39 (2): 273–300.
Published: 01 June 2006
... advanced by Okonkwo.14 In a rare passage of free indirect discourse in the novel, the child- ish innocence of the victim is naturalized. The account of Ikemefuna's murder shifts abruptly in the space of an ellipsis from reported narrative ("He had never been fond of his real father") to mediated...
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Genre (2020) 53 (2): 111–134.
Published: 01 July 2020
.... Thus, for instance, Janice Hardy asks An Age- Old Question: How Do You Show a Character s Age? and answers with three recommendations: 1. Just Say (or Think) It [i.e., in dialogue or free indirect discourse 2. Just Suggest It [through clothes or musical preference, say and 3. Show the Context...
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Genre (2000) 33 (1): 51–81.
Published: 01 March 2000
.... According to Bender, the "free indirect" narrative technique for which Austen is famous, "dif- fuses the narrator's authority throughout the text [in] a tacit, impersonal manner," achieving a "power to structure . . . consciousness." Bender then correlates the power of the realist narrative...
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Genre (2001) 34 (3-4): 243–264.
Published: 01 September 2001
... . The Sense of Music: Semiotic Essays . Princeton, NJ : Princeton University Press , 2000 . Nattiez Jean-Jacques . Music and Discourse: Toward a Semiology of Music , trans. Abbate Carolyn . Princeton, NJ : Princeton University Press , 1990 . “The Official Roxy Music Tour 2001—Re-Make...
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Genre (2021) 54 (2): 167–193.
Published: 01 July 2021
..., George Eliot, Zora Neale Hurston, Ella Deloria, Virginia Woolf, Edith Eaton, Dorothy Richardson, and Jovita González wrote fiction that unsettled the construction of cultural and historical memory about their various communities. 4 They experimented with stream of consciousness and free indirect...