Understanding Metalepsis

Understanding Metalepsis provides a state-of-the-art overview of the narratological concept of metalepsis and develops new ways of investigating the forms and functions of metaleptic narratives.

Author: Julian Hanebeck

Publisher: de Gruyter

ISBN: 3110501228

Category: Literary Criticism

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Understanding Metalepsis provides a state-of-the-art overview of the narratological concept of metalepsis and develops new ways of investigating the forms and functions of metaleptic narratives. Informed by a hermeneutic perspective, this study offers not only an account of the complexities that characterize the process of understanding metaleptic phenomena, but also metatheoretical insights into the hermeneutics of narratology.
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Understanding Metalepsis

Understanding metalepsis thus involves understanding oneself: what concepts, what epistemological prerequisites enable narrative understanding? Werner Wolf has discussed similar 'epistemological reflections' as a possible metaleptic ...

Author: Julian Hanebeck

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 9783110516920

Category: Literary Criticism

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Understanding Metalepsis provides a state-of-the-art overview of the narratological concept of metalepsis and develops new ways of investigating the forms and functions of metaleptic narratives. Informed by a hermeneutic perspective, this study offers not only an account of the complexities that characterize the process of understanding metaleptic phenomena, but also metatheoretical insights into the hermeneutics of narratology.
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Metalepsis

“ ' Readers who experience a less forceful effect in these instances and are , consequently , less certain that they find themselves ' understanding metalepsis ' at such moments may want to draw instead on Grethlein's concept of ...

Author: Sebastian Matzner

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780192586308

Category: Philosophy

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'Metalepsis' is a term from classical rhetoric, but in the twentieth century, it was re-framed more broadly as a crossing of the boundaries that separate distinct narrative worlds. This modern notion of metalepsis, introduced by Gérard Genette, has so far largely been theorized on the basis of examples from post-modern novels and films. Yet metalepsis has a much greater potential to address all sorts of transgressions between 'worlds' or 'levels', not only in post-modern but also pre-modern literature. This volume explores metalepsis in classical antiquity, considering questions such as: if metalepsis consists fundamentally in the breaking down of barriers, what sort of barriers and what sort of transgressions can the concept be fruitfully applied to? Can it be used within approaches other than narratology? Does metalepsis require recognisable levels of reality and fictionality, and if so, what role might be played by other planes, such as the past, the mythical or the divine? What form does metalepsis take in less obviously 'narrative' genres, such as lyric poetry? And how should it be understood in visual media? Reflecting on these questions sheds new light on important dynamics in ancient texts, and advances literary theory by probing how explorations of ancient metalepsis might change, refine, or extend our understanding of the concept itself.
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Metalepsis in Popular Culture

highest hierarchical level of metalepsis, its potentially disruptive effects can be recuperated as part of his ... of figure and ground in metalepsis could be another useful conceptual tool in understanding metalepsis across media.

Author: Karin Kukkonen

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 9783110252804

Category: Literary Criticism

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When readers become victims of the murder mysteries they are immersed in, when superheroes embark on a quest to challenge their authors or when the fictional rock band Gorillaz flirt with Madonna during their performance, then metalepsis in popular culture occurs. Metalepsis describes the transgression of the boundary between the fictional world and (a representation of) the real world. This volume establishes a transmedial definition of metalepsis and explores the phenomenon in twelve case studies across media and genres of popular culture: from film, TV series, animated cartoons, graphic novels and popular fiction to pop music, music videos, holographic projections and fan cultures. Narrative studies have considered metalepsis so far largely as a phenomenon of postmodern or avant-garde literature. Metalepsis in Popular Culture investigates metalepsis’ ties to the popular and traces its transmedial importance through a wealth of examples from the turn of the 20th century to this day. The articles also address larger issues such as readerly immersion, the appeal of complexity in popular culture, or the negotiation of fiction and reality in media, and invite readers to rethink these issues through the prism of metalepsis.
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More than Homer Knew Studies on Homer and His Ancient Commentators

Narrative Discourse: An Essay in Method, trans. J.E. Lewin, Ithaca NY. Genette, G. 2004. Métalepse. De la figure à la fiction, Paris. Grensemann, H. 1968. Ars Medica, Berlin. Hanebeck, J. 2017. Understanding Metalepsis: The Hermeneutics ...

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Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 9783110695823

Category: Literary Criticism

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This book contains a collection of twenty-one essays in honour of Professor Franco Montanari by eminent specialists on Homer, ancient Homeric scholarship, and the reception of the Homeric Epics in both ancient and modern times. It covers a wide range of important subjects, including neoanalysis and oral poetry, the Doloneia, the Homeric scholia, the theoretical premises of Aristarchean scholarship, and Homer in Sappho, Pindar, Comedy, Plato, and Hellenistic Poetry. As a whole, the contributions demonstrate the vitality of modern scholarship on Homeric poetry.
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Encyclopedia of Video Games The Culture Technology and Art of Gaming 2nd Edition 3 volumes

Overtly disruptive forms of metalepsis occur in the context of piracy and cheat prevention on the side of game publishers. Pirated copies of Grand Theft Auto IV ... Understanding Metalepsis: The Hermeneutics of Narrative Transgression.

Author: Mark J. P. Wolf

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781440870200

Category: Games & Activities

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Now in its second edition, the Encyclopedia of Video Games: The Culture, Technology, and Art of Gaming is the definitive, go-to resource for anyone interested in the diverse and expanding video game industry. This three-volume encyclopedia covers all things video games, including the games themselves, the companies that make them, and the people who play them. Written by scholars who are exceptionally knowledgeable in the field of video game studies, it notes genres, institutions, important concepts, theoretical concerns, and more and is the most comprehensive encyclopedia of video games of its kind, covering video games throughout all periods of their existence and geographically around the world. This is the second edition of Encyclopedia of Video Games: The Culture, Technology, and Art of Gaming, originally published in 2012. All of the entries have been revised to accommodate changes in the industry, and an additional volume has been added to address the recent developments, advances, and changes that have occurred in this ever-evolving field. This set is a vital resource for scholars and video game aficionados alike. Explores games, people, events, and ideas that are influential in the industry, rather than simply discussing the history of video games Offers a detailed understanding of the variety of video games that have been created over the years Includes contributions from some of the most important scholars of video games Suggests areas of further exploration for students of video games
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Literature and the Encounter with God in Post Reformation England

33 Bloom extends our understanding of metalepsis (also called transumption) when he uses it as term for tracing literary influences in poetic creation, reading metalepsis as a kind of psychological mechanism, a “transumption of reading ...

Author: Michael Martin

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317104407

Category: Literary Criticism

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Each of the figures examined in this study”John Dee, John Donne, Sir Kenelm Digby, Henry and Thomas Vaughan, and Jane Lead”is concerned with the ways in which God can be approached or experienced. Michael Martin analyzes the ways in which the encounter with God is figured among these early modern writers who inhabit the shared cultural space of poets and preachers, mystics and scientists. The three main themes that inform this study are Cura animarum, the care of souls, and the diminished role of spiritual direction in post-Reformation religious life; the rise of scientific rationality; and the struggle against the disappearance of the Holy. Arising from the methods and commitments of phenomenology, the primary mode of inquiry of this study resides in contemplation, not in a religious sense, but in the realm of perception, attendance, and acceptance. Martin portrays figures such as Dee, Digby, and Thomas Vaughan not as the eccentrics they are often depicted to have been, but rather as participating in a religious mainstream that had been radically altered by the disappearance of any kind of mandatory or regular spiritual direction, a problem which was further complicated and exacerbated by the rise of science. Thus this study contributes to a reconfiguration of our notion of what ’religious orthodoxy’ really meant during the period, and calls into question our own assumptions about what is (or was) ’orthodox’ and ’heterodox.’
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Handbook of Research on Narrative Advertising

conception, various typologies of metalepsis have been devised by narratologists and literary scholars such as Monika ... The starting point of Genette's understanding of metalepsis is a rhetorical figure, which is called “author's ...

Author: Yilmaz, Recep

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781522597919

Category: Business & Economics

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Narration can be conceptualized as conveying two or more events (or an event with a situation) that are logically interrelated and take place over time and have a consistent topic. The concept includes every storytelling text. The advertisement is one of the text types that includes a story, and the phenomenon conceptualized as advertising narration has gained new dimensions with the widespread use of digital media. The Handbook of Research on Narrative Advertising is an essential reference source that investigates fundamental marketing concepts and addresses the new dimensions of advertising with the universal use of digital media. Featuring research on topics such as branding, mobile marketing, and consumer engagement, business professionals, copywriters, students, and practitioners will find this text useful in furthering their research exposure to evolutionary techniques in advertising.
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Imagined Sovereignties

What is required, then, is a more precise understanding of the mode of figural transport that substitutes the fading ... on the role of metalepsis reveals how figural transformation and the present that would reflect on it are divided ...

Author: Kir Kuiken

Publisher: Fordham Univ Press

ISBN: 9780823257690

Category: Literary Criticism

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Imagined Sovereignties argues that the Romantics reconceived not just the nature of aesthetic imagination but also the conditions in which a specific form of political sovereignty could be realized through it. Articulating the link between the poetic imagination and secularized sovereignty requires more than simply replacing God with the subjective imagination and thereby ratifying the bourgeois liberal subject. Through close readings of Blake, Coleridge, Wordsworth, and Shelley, the author elucidates how Romanticism’s reassertion of poetic power in place of the divine sovereign articulates an alternative understanding of secularization in forms of sovereignty that are no longer modeled on transcendence, divine or human. These readings ask us to reexamine not only the political significance of Romanticism but also its place within the development of modern politics. Certain aspects of Romanticism still provide an important resource for rethinking the limits of the political in our own time. This book will be a crucial source for those interested in the political legacy of Romanticism, as well as for anyone concerned with critical theoretical approaches to politics in the present.
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The West and the Word

But this lack of visibility also metaphorically means understanding “imagination” not just as mental images or ... 20 J. Hanebeck, Understanding Metalepsis: The Hermeneutics of Narrative Transgression, Berlin: de Gruyter, 2017, p.

Author: Steffen Wöll

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 9783110690132

Category: History

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Western expansion in North America has mainly been described as either a linear sequence energized by nineteenth-century nation-building processes at a moving frontier, or as the practice of settler colonialism and its exploitation of resources and displacement of nonwhite peoples. This book suggests that shifting the focus from this binary pattern towards spatial imaginations and spatialization processes—a new theoretical framework developed at SFB 1199—provides novel insights into the placemaking dynamics of the American West. It brings to light a discursive diversity that often contradicts unidirectional interpretive patterns. It becomes clear that while some discourses solidified into spatial metanarratives like the character-shaping clash of civilizations at the frontier or manifest destiny, alternative spatial imaginations exist juxtaposed to or obfuscated by canonical interpretations. Making use of a variety of sources (including works of literature, poetry, newspapers, paintings, and speeches) to access spatialization processes on several sociocultural scales, the book presents a careful exploration of the parameters that inform(ed) the creation, affirmation, and subversion of spatial imagination of the American West throughout the nineteenth century from the perspective of American Studies.
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Topological in Hegel

the most important concept and explanation of the structure of reality. According to Voegelin philosophers used the term metalepsis as communion and participation in attempt to explain how 'nous' is related to the intelligibilities that ...

Author: Borislav G. Dimitrov

Publisher: Borislav Dimitrov

ISBN: 9781370071210

Category: Philosophy

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The aim of this book is to critically examine whether it is methodologically possible to combine mathematical rigor – topology with a systematic dialectical methodology in Hegel, and if so, to provide as result of my interpretation the outline of Hegel’s Analysis Situs, also with the proposed models (build on the topological manifold, cobordism, topological data analysis, persistent homology, simplicial complexes and graph theory, to provide an indication of how the merger of Hegel’s dialectical logic and topology may be instrumental to a systematic logician and of how a systematic dialectical logic perspective may help mathematical model builders.
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Musica Poetica Musical Rhetorical Figures in German Baroque Music

It is the latter understanding of metalepsis which is adopted into Burmeister's Figurenlehre . His somewhat enigmatic definitions are elucidated through his examples : soprano and alto voices begin with the entire subject , while tenor ...

Author: Dietrich Bartel

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 0803235933

Category: Music

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Musica Poetica provides an unprecedented examination of the development of Baroque musical thought. The initial chapters, which serve as an introduction to the concept and teachings of musical-rhetorical figures, explore Martin Luther’s theology of music, the development of the Baroque concept of musica poetica, the idea of the affections in German Baroque music, and that music’s use of the principles and devices of rhetoric. Dietrich Bartel then turns to more detailed considerations of the musical-rhetorical figures that were developed in Baroque treatises and publications. After brief biographical sketches of the major theorists, Bartel examines those theorists’ interpretation and classification of the figures. The book concludes with a detailed presentation of the musical-rhetorical figures, in which each theorist’s definitions are presented in the original language and in parallel English translations. Bartel’s clear, detailed analysis of German Baroque musical-rhetorical figures, combined with his careful translations of interpretations of those figures from a wide range of sources, make this book an indispensable introduction and resource for all students of Baroque music.
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Analyzing Digital Fiction

METALEPSIS ACROSS MEDIA Most theories of metalepsis, including the possible worlds approach as outlined above, ... but research is emerging that seeks to understand metalepsis across a range of other media including graphic novels, ...

Author: Alice Bell

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135136048

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

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Written for and read on a computer screen, digital fiction pursues its verbal, discursive and conceptual complexity through the digital medium. It is fiction whose structure, form and meaning are dictated by the digital context in which it is produced and requires analytical approaches that are sensitive to its status as a digital artifact. Analyzing Digital Fiction offers a collection of pioneering analyses based on replicable methodological frameworks. Chapters include analyses of hypertext fiction, Flash fiction, Twitter fiction and videogames with approaches taken from narratology, stylistics, semiotics and ludology. Essays propose ways in which digital environments can expand, challenge and test the limits of literary theories which have, until recently, predominantly been based on models and analyses of print texts.
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In Small Proportions

The reader , in order to understand the text on more than just a literal level , that is , on the level of the figural or ... against the deathly dangers of literal meaning ” 20 is useful in understanding the function of metalepsis .

Author: Daniel Fischlin

Publisher: Wayne State University Press

ISBN: 0814326935

Category: Music

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The English "ayre", which enjoyed a short vogue from about 1596 to 1622, is a distinctive subgenre of the lyric. Based on Edward Doughtie's seminal critical edition, LYRICS FROM ENGLISH AIRS, 1596-1622 and published in 1970, SMALL PROPORTIONS provides the first extended examination of the ayre's literary devices and attributes. 25 illustrations.
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Seder Eliyahu

... whose understanding of metalepsis as a transgression of narrative frames could prove to be more suitable for the study of Seder Eliyahu,181 observes: metalepsis occurs when normative expectations about the modal structure of ...

Author: Constanza Cordoni

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 9783110531305

Category: Religion

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The book is concerned with a so called ethical midrash, Seder Eliyahu (also known as Tanna debe Eliyahu), a post-talmudic work probably composed in the ninth century. It provides a survey of the research on this late midrash followed by five studies of different aspects related to what is designated as the work’s narratology. These include a discussion of the problem of the apparent pseudo-epigraphy of the work and of the multiple voices of the text; a description of the various narrative types which the work, itself as a whole of non-narrative character, makes use of; a detailed treatment of Seder Eliyahu’s parables and most characteristic first person narratives (an extremely unusual form of narrative discourse in rabbinic literature); as well as a final chapter dedicated to selected women stories in this late midrash. As it emerges from the survey in chapter 1 such a narratologically informed study of Seder Eliyahu represents a new approach in the research on a work that is clearly the product of a time of transition in Jewish literature.
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Theorizing Adaptation

In my struggle to revitalize adaptation theorization, metalepsis has brought me to understand—and accept—that adaptation passes understanding and exceeds theorization's attempts to explicate it. Metalepsis articulates the mysteries of ...

Author: Kamilla Elliott

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780197511206

Category: Performing Arts

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From intertextuality to postmodern cultural studies, narratology to affect theory, poststructuralism to metamodernism, and postcolonialism to ecocriticism, humanities adaptation studies has engaged with a host of contemporary theories. Yet theorizing adaptation has been declared behind the theoretical times compared to other fields and charged with theoretical incorrectness by scholars from all theoretical camps. In this thorough and groundbreaking study, author Kamilla Elliott works to explain and redress the problem of theorizing adaptation. She offers the first cross-disciplinary history of theorizing adaptation in the humanities, extending back to the sixteenth century, revealing that until the late eighteenth century, adaptation was valued for its contributions to cultural progress, before its eventual and ongoing marginalization by humanities theories. The second half of the book offers ways to redress the troubled relationship between theorization and adaptation. Ultimately, Theorizing Adaptation proffers shared ground upon which adaptation scholars can debate productively across disciplinary, cultural, and theoretical borders.
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Making Time

Understanding Metalepsis: The Hermeneutics of Narrative Transgression. Berlin and Boston, MA: De Gruyter. a, b, c, d Hansen, Per Krogh. 2008. “First Person, Present Tense: Authorial Presence and Unreliable Narration in Simultaneous ...

Author: Carolin Gebauer

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 9783110708196

Category: Literary Criticism

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Responding to the current surge in present-tense novels, Making Time is an innovative contribution to narratological research on present-tense usage in narrative fiction. Breaking with the tradition of conceptualizing the present tense purely as a deictic category denoting synchronicity between a narrative event and its presentation, the study redefines present-tense narration as a fully-fledged narrative strategy whose functional potential far exceeds temporal relations between story and discourse. The first part of the volume presents numerous analytical categories that systematically describe the formal, structural, functional, and syntactic dimensions of present-tense usage in narrative fiction. These categories are then deployed to investigate the uses and functions of present-tense narration in selected twenty-first century novels, including Hilary Mantel’s Wolf Hall, Margaret Atwood’s Oryx and Crake, Ian McEwan’s Nutshell, and Irvine Welsh’s Skagboys. The seven case studies serve to illustrate the ubiquity of present-tense narration in contemporary fiction, ranging from the historical novel to the thriller, and to investigate the various ways in which the present tense contributes to narrative worldmaking.
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Framing the Dialogues How to Read Openings and Closures in Plato

Hanebeck (2017): Hanebeck, J., Understanding Metalepsis. The Hermeneutic of NarrativeTransgression, Berlin. Harding (1985): Harding, P. (ed.), Translated Documents of Greece and Rome, vol. 2: From the End of the Peloponnesian War to the ...

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Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004443990

Category: Philosophy

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Framing the Dialogues: How to Read Openings and Closures in Plato focuses on the intricate and multifarious ways in which Plato frames his dialogues, with a view to exploring the complex association between framework and philosophical content.
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The New Politics of Olympos

Understanding Metalepsis: The Hermeneutics of Narrative Transgression. Berlin: De Gruyter. Hannah, R. 2005. Greek and Roman Calendars: Constructions of Time in the Classical World. London: Bloomsbury. Harder, M. A. 1992.

Author: Michael Brumbaugh

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780190059286

Category: History

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The New Politics of Olympos explores the dynamics of praise, power, and persuasion in Kallimachos' hymns, detailing how they simultaneously substantiate and interrogate the radically new phenomenon of Hellenistic kingship taking shape during Kallimachos' lifetime. Long before the Ptolemies invested vast treasure in establishing Alexandria as the center of Hellenic culture and learning, tyrants such as Peisistratos and Hieron recognized the value of poetry in advancing their political agendas. Plato, too, saw the vast power inherent in poetry, and famously advocated either censoring it (Republic) or harnessing it (Laws) for the good of the political community. As Xenophon notes in his Hieron and Pindar demonstrates in his politically charged epinikian hymns, wielding poetry's power entails a complex negotiation between the poet, the audience, and political leaders. Kallimachos' poetic medium for engaging in this dynamic, the hymn, had for centuries served as an unparalleled vehicle for negotiating with the super-powerful. The New Politics of Olympos offers the first in-depth analysis of Kallimachos' only fully extant poetry book, the Hymns, by examining its contemporary political setting, engagement with a tradition of political thought stretching back to Homer, and portrayal of the poet as an image-maker for the king. In addition to investigating the political dynamics in the individual hymns, this book details how the poet's six hymns, once juxtaposed within a single bookroll, constitute a macro-narrative on the prerogatives of Ptolemaic kingship. Throughout the collection Kallimachos refigures the infamously factious divine family as a paradigm of stability and good governance in concert with the self-fashioning of the Ptolemaic dynasty. At the same time, the poet defines the characteristics and behaviors worthy of praise, effectively shaping contemporary political ethics. Thus, for a Ptolemaic reader, this poetry book may have served as an education in and inducement to good kingship.
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The Gatekeeper Narrative Voice in Plato s Dialogues

Understanding Metalepsis. The Hermeneutic of Narrative Transgression. Berlin – Boston: de Gruyter. Haslam, Michael. 1972. “Plato, Sophron, and the Dramatic Dialogue.” BICS 19:17–38. Heath, Malcolm. 1989. “The Unity of Plato's Phaedrus.

Author: Margalit Finkelberg

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004390027

Category: Philosophy

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In The Gatekeeper: Narrative Voice in Plato’s Dialogues Margalit Finkelberg offers the first narratological analysis of all of Plato’s transmitted dialogues. The book explores the dialogues as works of literary fiction, giving special emphasis to the issue of narrative perspective.
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