Narrative

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Narrative

 

the text of an epic work with the exception of passages of direct speech; the part of the text recounting events and providing descriptions and commentary. The type of narrative depends on who observes the events and who evaluates them: the author, a narrator, or one of the characters. A narrative may be objective, without authorial commentary, as in Chekhov’s works of the 1890’s. In a subjective narrative, the author expresses his own emotions and judgments; an example is L. N. Tolstoy’s manner in the 1890’s, the period of Resurrection. Modern literature no longer has precise boundaries between these types and components of narrative.

The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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