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Narrative and Becoming

Ridvan Askin


What is narrative? Ridvan Askin answers this question by bringing together aesthetics, contemporary North American fiction, Gilles Deleuze, narrative theory and the recent speculative turn. Through this process he develops a transcendental empiricist concept of narrative. Against the established consensus of narrative theory he argues for an understanding of narrative as fundamentally nonhuman, unconscious and expressive. Narrative and Becoming provides close readings of a number of contemporary North American fictions, most prominently Ana Castillo’s The Mixquiahuala Letters (1986), Michael ... More

Keywords: aesthetics, contemporary fiction, Deleuze, metaphysics, narrative theory, nonhuman, speculative turn

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9781474414562
Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: May 2017 DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9781474414562.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Ridvan Askin, author
University of Basel