Browse Ted Underwood by Subject "narrative pace"

  • Underwood, Ted (2018)
    Brief crystallizing moments have come to seem more distinctively literary than time measured in months or years. Where did we get that critical assumption? This essay traces it back to changes in the pacing of fiction ...

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  • Underwood, Ted (2016-01-17)
    How quickly does time pass in English fiction? Sampling passages from ninety novels, this essay reveals dramatic changes in the mean pace of fiction -- notably a seventy-fold slowing from the early eighteenth century through ...

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