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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.

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"When the Palestinian narrative reaches the world," Shtayyeh (http://english.wafa.ps/page.aspx?id=WbJo5sa111305609844aWbJo5s) commented, "it helps a lot in the political struggle and the diplomatic effort of the Palestinian leadership."
KARACHI -- AcademiAcians, intellectuals and journalists on WednesAday agreed that as a nation Pakistan has failed to build its own narrative, which led to several deficiencies at social, economic and political fronts.
In the "Introduction" of Teaching Narrative Theory (2010), David Herman, Brian McHale and James Phelan point out that "the last two decades have seen a burst of renewed interest in narrative theory across many academic disciplines" (1a) (David Herman, Brian McHale and James Phelan 1), undoubtedly, today's narrative theory has already penetrated into almost every field we can recognize, and equally noteworthy, it has fledged into the combination with other fields or disciplines, in other words, narrative theory has developed into the plural "narratologies" not merely the singular "narratology" (2) (Ansgar Nunning 249-256).
It would, however, be too simplistic to suggest that despite a common birth and history, all Pakistanis share one narrative. Our multiple identities allow multiple narratives that at times co-exist, at other times conflict and at other times thrive together.
In line with his analogy, Dworkin viewed constitutional interpretation as an act that resembles the writing of a new chapter that moves the narrative forward.
There are few people working in the blossoming fields of narrative studies who have done such seminal work as Jim Phelan, especially with regard to developing a rhetorical theory and poetics of narrative, and even fewer who are so modest about what they have achieved.
State must be the ultimate decider of everythingHuman society is based on human narratives. It is said that If there is no narrative, there is no history.
With narrative, people strive to configure space and time, deploy cohesive devices, reveal identities] of actors and relatedness of actions across scenes.
The Contemporary Narrative Poem: Critical Crosscurrents
Mattos (2009b) edited a compilation of fourteen studies about teaching and teacher education that use Clandinin and Connelly's (2000) narrative inquiry as a common theoretical framework.
Peter Goldie's final book is an important and insightful addition to the ever-growing literature on the nature of narrative and its role in our psychology.