Short Fiction of T.F. Powys and V.S. Pritchett
Chapter Three Narration, Rhetoric and the Ordinary
“Narrative concerns itself with what is happening all the time, history concerns itself with what happens from time to time. And that is perhaps what is the matter with history and that is what is perhaps the matter with narrative”, Gertrude Stein (2010: 30)
“Read slowly, read all of a novel by Zola, and the book will drop from yours hands”, Roland Barthes (1998: 12)
“Sequence goes nowhere without his doppelganger or shadow, causality”, Frank Kermode (1980: 84)
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