Since the late 1990s unreliable narration has garnered popularity in narrative theory and has sparked a lively debate among scholars. This book traces the theoretical discussions surrounding narrative unreliability and examines the relationship of unreliable narration to antimimetic techniques of portraying self-deception. Standing on the border between classical and postclassical narratology, the study analyses Kazuo Ishiguro's and Max Frisch's invative narrative strategies, offering new perspectives on their /uvre and on unreliable narration as a narratological concept. With a comparison of the methods Ishiguro and Frisch employ to explore the psychology of their narrators, it reveals a fascinating parallel in their development as velists.
Zuzana Foniokova is Assistant Professor of Literature and Intercultural Communication at the Department of Czech Literature, Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic. Her research interests include narratology and contemporary fiction.
Peter Lang AG
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Literary and Cultural Studies, Theory and the (New) Media