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ISBN: 0394729099
Author: Peter Brooks
Language: English
Publisher: Vintage; 1st Vintage Books ed edition (July 12, 1985)
Pages: 363
Category: Writing Research & Publishing Guides
Subcategory: Reference
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Peter Brooks has delivered a major contribution to narrative theory and critical practice in a book remarkable .

Peter Brooks has delivered a major contribution to narrative theory and critical practice in a book remarkable for its lucidity and theoretical adventurousness gratifying about Brooks's approach is his insistence that plot elements must survive even the most radical postmodern consciousness. Reading for the Plot is a stimulating ground-breaking book that invites us to consider anew how plotting both reflects the patterns of human destiny and seeks to impose meaning on life. Peter Brooks is Tripp Professor of the Humanities at Yale University.

Peter Brooks has delivered a major contribution to narrative theory and critical practice in a book remarkable .

Peter Brooks has delivered a major contribution to narrative theory and critical practice in a book remarkable for its lucidity and theoretical adventurousness. Terry Eagleton, Literature and History. Reading for the Plot is a stimulating, ground-breaking book that invites us to consider anew how plotting both reflects the patterns of human destiny and seeks to impose meaning on life. Plot as I conceive it is the design and intention of narrative,,what sh. es a story and gives it a certain direction or i~tent of meaning

Peter Brooks has delivered a major contribution to narrative theory and critical practice in a book remarkable for its lucidity and theoretical adventurousness gratifying about Brooks's approach is his insistence that plot elements must survive even the most radical postmodern consciousness. es a story and gives it a certain direction or i~tent of meaning. We might think of plot as the logic or perhaps the syntax of a certain kind of discourse, one that develops its propositions only through tempqfal sequence and progression.

Reading for the Plot book. Psychoanalysis, being primarily a narrative art, empowers the reader most when used to better understand the dynamics of the plot

Reading for the Plot book. Psychoanalysis, being primarily a narrative art, empowers the reader most when used to better understand the dynamics of the plot. More specifically, using Freud's model of psychoanalytic transference in addition to those formulations articulated in Beyond the Pleasure Principle, it is only the text itself that may be fruitfully analyzed with the tools of psychoanalysis, the goal being not explanatory but instead introductory. Yet to focus solely on the theoretical memes of Reading for the Plot would be to neglect the equally interesting application of Brooks' theory in the world of existing novels.

PETER BROOKS has written extensively about the nineteenth-century novel

PETER BROOKS has written extensively about the nineteenth-century novel. His books include The Melodramatic Imagination: Balzac, Henry James, Melodrama, and the Mode of Excess; Reading for the Plot; Body Work; Psychoanalysis and Storytelling; and The Emperor's Body: A Novel. After many years on the faculty at Yale University, he currently teaches at Princeton University.

Brooks, Peter, 1938-. Fiction, Plots (Drama, novel, et., Narration (Rhetoric), Erzähltechnik, Roman. New York : Vintage Books. inlibrary; printdisabled; ; ctlibrary; americana. Books for People with Print Disabilities. Internet Archive Books. Delaware County District Library (Ohio). Uploaded by sf-loadersive. org on February 4, 2011.

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Reading for the Plot: Design and Intention in Narrative. A book which should appeal to both literary theorists and to readers of the novel, this study invites the reader to consider how the plot reflects the patterns of human destiny and seeks to impose a new meaning on life. Read on the Scribd mobile app. Download the free Scribd mobile app to read anytime, anywhere. Publisher: Random House Publishing GroupReleased: Aug 29, 2012ISBN: 9780307962829Format: book.

A book which should appeal to both literary theorists and to readers of the novel, this study invites the reader to consider how the plot reflects the patterns of human destiny and seeks to impose a new meaning on life.

Comments:

Kemath
I stopped in exhaustion once I grasped the main thesis--plot is fate, discernable in character, and the author is the fate god.
Stanober
Peter Brooks shows, through a series of sensitive analyses of ninetenth and twentieth century novels (and also Freud's case history of the "Wolf Man") what can be got out of novels by attending to what is sometimes thought to be the dryest, most uninteresting thing about them: their plots. Brooks' main argument is that "plot" is not something static - like a skeleton keeping a story together - but something that is continually shaping and being shaped by stories as they develop through time. Brooks main mentor in this book is Sigmund Freud, but Reading for the Plot is very far from the kind of psychoanalytic criticism that seeks to explain Hamlet's neuroticisms in terms of his relationship with Gertrude. Rather, Brooks relates Freud's theories to narratives themselves, showing how, for example, narratives simutaneously engender and thwart readers' desire for "closure." The essay on Dickens' Great Expectations is particularly illuminating, probably because Great Expectations is a novel whose very title describes the kind of plot-philia Brooks is talking about.
Brialelis
I happened to come across this book while studying English Literature at Cambridge University in the UK, and in all my time there this was the most interesting and genuinely revelatory of all the works of literary criticism I read.
Dorintrius
Of the 35-40 books I've read on story and plot construction, Peter Brooks, "Reading for the Plot", has helped me reach the furthest understanding in the dialectic nature of story/plot and the deep affect some have the ability to transmit. After reading this book, my perception has changed on how to view/interpret narrative discourse. In a world of "how-to" books that treat the subject as if you were trying to bake a cake, Peter Brooks shames them by treating plot with the respect it deserves.

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