LINGUIST List 32.1150

Wed Mar 31 2021

Books: Narrative Retellings: Lambrou

Editor for this issue: Billy Dickson <>

Date: 29-Jan-2021
From: Khadija Ahmed <>
Subject: Narrative Retellings: Lambrou
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Title: Narrative Retellings
Published: 2020
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing (formerly The Continuum International Publishing Group)

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Author: Marina Lambrou
Electronic: ISBN: 9781350120044 Pages: 256 Price: U.K. £ 85.50
Electronic: ISBN: 9781350120037 Pages: 256 Price: U.K. £ 85.50
Hardback: ISBN: 9781350120020 Pages: 256 Price: U.K. £ 95.00

Narrative Retellings presents pioneering work at the intersection of stylistics and narrative study to provide new insights into the diverse forms of fictional and factual narratives and their retellings. Common types of retelling, such as translation, adaptation, textual intervention and reader responses are reconceptualised in the chapters, and fresh insights are offered into experiences retold as autofiction, witness statements and advertorials on social media. From modernising the most cherished novels of Jane Austen to deciphering conflicting testimonials following the Hillsborough disaster, this volume reveals the complexities involved in all forms of narrative retellings. As such, it makes a valuable contribution to the interdisciplinary study of stylistics and to the understanding of narrative texts.

Linguistic Field(s): Ling & Literature

Written In: English (eng)

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