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the act of giving an account describing incidents or a course of events

(rhetoric) the second section of an oration in which the facts are set forth

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In this final narrational act, Isabella merges her personal history with the wider, official History of the State's destiny.
If we criticize fiction for "borrowing" documentation or for sensationalist ulterior motives, why not apply the same criteria to histories or even testimonies that inevitably use narrational modes to move their audiences as well?
Here psychoanalytic accounts of the boy's attainment of manhood are governed by the narratological imperative, the conflicts of gender and generation being founded as the semiotic aporia of all narrational structuring: conflicts of gender derive from the establishing of significant differences, and conflicts of generation derive from the historicity of significatory transformation.
In this way, the sequence effectively represents, or visually actualises, Greenough's narrational reflections on surfing as a liberatory and fulfilling experience and the sea as an unsullied environment and aesthetic space.
Peter Lurie suggests Rosa speaks as though "disembodied" in this italicized narrative, that perhaps it is within this "particularly murky and ill defined narrational space" ("Trashy Myth" 564) that the reader is taken into Rosa's gestational terrain.
Nor (with the qualified exception of Hou) does one find the psychological and expressionistic de-dramatizations of Antonioni or of Wenders, the severe stylistic and narrational ruptures and theatricality of, say, the Japanese New Wave (especially Oshima Nagisa and Yoshishige Yoshida) or Jacques Rivette, the convergence of fiction and documentary modes associated with Rossellini, Herzog or lmamura, or the austere, existential soul searching of a Bergman or a Dreyer.
In addition, Pettitt argues that Bleak House's dual narrational technique--a contest between Esther's personal style and an impersonal, "apparently sourceless" pseudo-omniscience (177)--"raises questions about the origin of art, and the ownership of the art object" (24).
Likewise, Elliot Panek looks at one sort of complex narrative--the psychological puzzle film--to consider not only the structures common to such movies but also their narrational strategies.
The subsequent analysis of Comment c'est hinges on the idea that '[the] arbitrary figure who both receives and subsequently inscribes the narrative utterance [functions] less as a projection of the narrator's self-image than as simply a mirror-image of the overall narrational process' (p.
Doubling operates in films in a variety of ways, from repetition of words, phrases, sounds, music, images and actions, to wholesale reiteration of plot structures; from character doubling to the thematic imbedding of repeated motifs; from the re-use of shots (for economic or narrational reasons) to allusion, reference, quotation and other intertextual devices.
Yet if Sorrentino does not follow Beckett and Spicer in casting the author into the space of death, does this mean in making his narrational choices he has resigned himself to the "enlightened false consciousness" of the postmodern cynic?
In the same year, Balch and Burroughs made the short (about a minute and a half) William Buys a Parrot which also undermines visual and verbal narrational validity.
Similar as Ford's and Greene's novels may be, a crucial difference between them is that the heightened conflict of The Good Soldier is purportedly distanced and externalized, residing as it does in the narrational perspective provided by Dowell and in the relationships between the members of the triangle, while in The Heart of the Matter, the conflict resides to a large extent in Scobie, and the result is that the narrative is focused mainly on and within him.
To introduce shifts of direction in the story, narrational paragraphs or sentences begin with "Well," "Now," "So," "At any rate," "For one thing," "Lo and behold.
In the social sciences or in the humanities the current rapprochement with literature is revealingly epitomized, to my mind, by the way the emphasis on the tropological or figurational aspects of the text aids and abets a parallel emphasis on narrative and the narrational.