Transparent Minds Narrative Modes for Presenting Consciousness in Fiction Dorrit Claire Cohn. Editions. Paperback. ISBN. Comparisons are invidious, but unavoidable. Dorrit Cohn’s Transparent Minds invites comparison with a recent book – too recent for Cohn to have taken it. 29 Dec Dorrit Cohn, Transparent Minds. Narrative Modes for Presenting Consciousness in Fiction. Princeton University Press, Pp.

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How exactly is typology related to theory: This book investigates the entire spectrum of techniques for portraying the mental lives of fictional characters in both the stream-of-consciousness novel and other fiction. Who was this youngster, still in his twenties, who seemed to speak with such authority about what an adequate theory of consciousness in fiction ought to look like, and how it would transpatent into the larger [End Page ] project of poetics?

Transparent Minds: Narrative Modes for Presenting Consciousness in Fiction

Still, I am relieved to report that even this callow youth, for all his self-important posing, could recognize a major work when he saw one. Golnaz rated it it was ok Feb 14, Project MUSE Mission Project MUSE promotes the creation and dissemination of essential humanities and social science resources through collaboration with libraries, publishers, and scholars worldwide. In lieu of an abstract, here is a brief excerpt of the content: Josh rated it really liked it Jan 02, Marie-lynn Herpoel rated it liked it Apr 03, She proceeds somewhat diachronically, but she see a synchronic pattern in the history of the methods.

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Transparent Minds: Narrative Modes for Presenting Consciousness in Fiction by Dorrit Cohn

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This book investigates the entire spectrum of techniques for portraying the mental lives of fictional characters in chon the stream-of-consciousness novel and other fiction. Anna rated it it was amazing Jan 19, There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Each chapter deals with one main technique, illustrated from a wide range of nineteenth- and twentieth-century fiction by writers The authorial mind is the writer’s authority to act as a thinking agent in the rransparent.

I wish I had know about this book as an undergraduate. But I do not recall having reread the entire teansparent cover-to-cover with close attention since about Does theory underwrite typology, or vice-versa, or both?

Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Her examples for comparison are: But is a compelling fiction that has some basis in reality; human beings think to themselves it seems, and we translate this experience to the fictional representation of the reality of a character’s mind.

Princeton University Press Amazon. I wrote a paper trying to discuss how the use of the first person narrator in a book I read of a class, made the protagonist ambiguous; in the end of the novel, the reader was unsure if the narrator was the man described or not.

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The first person narrator miinds not really the same person; she is looking back at her past self.

The third person narrator can delve into another person’s mind in a way that is impossible for anyone in the real world, even perhaps the person narrating her own life. Vanessa Upton rated it liked it Jan 12, Open Preview See a Problem? Duyen rated it liked it Jul 13, Contact Contact Us Help.

I only wish I’d read it earlier. No one in real life is capable of doing such a thing. Paperbackpages. Jennifer rated it liked it Feb 06, Elana rated it really liked it Dec 05, It is clearly an academic book, and certainly one that I think is useful for research. This can be exploited: In realist fiction, and in other narrative forms, the human mind is “transparent” to the narrator, who can describe the character’s thoughts.

This website uses cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. The reason I read it with such care at that time was that I had been commissioned to produce an article-length review of the book, which duly appeared in Poetics Today in Lists with This Book. It’s divided into two halves: