By Geoffrey N. Leech, Michael H. Short
"Stylistics" is the learn of language within the provider of literary ends, and in Style in Fiction, Geoffrey Leech and Mick brief reveal how stylistic research should be utilized to novels and tales. Writing for either scholars of English language and English literature, they convey the sensible ways that linguistic research and literary appreciation should be mixed, and illuminated, in the course of the research of literary sort. Drawing in most cases on significant works of fiction of the final a hundred and fifty years, their sensible and insightful exam of favor via texts and extracts results in a deeper figuring out of the way prose writers in attaining their results via language.
Since its first booklet in 1981, Style in Fiction has tested itself as a key textbook in its box, promoting approximately 30,000 copies. Now, during this revised variation, the authors have further sizeable new fabric, together with thoroughly new concluding chapters. those supply an intensive, updated survey of advancements within the box during the last 25 years, and follow the tools provided in previous chapters to an research of a whole brief tale. The additional examining part and the bibliographical references have additionally been completely updated.
In 2005 Style in Fiction was presented the twenty fifth Anniversary Prize through PALA (The Poetics and Linguistics organization) because the such a lot influential e-book released within the box of stylistics 1980. extra evidence, if evidence have been wanted, that Style in Fiction continues to be a vintage consultant to its discipline.