Narrators and Narrative in Defoe

Bell, Ian A.
January 1985
Novel: A Forum on Fiction;Winter1985, Vol. 18 Issue 2, p154
Academic Journal
Literary Criticism
Examines the specific rhetorical device of Daniel Defoe's fiction, the first-person narrator, and how it functions within the organized narratives as wholes. Axioms drawn from the structural analysis of Defoe's narratives; Difficulties in articulating the process of combination of narrative units into complete narratives; Temporal distortions implied in Defoe's narratives.


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