Tag: sideshadowing

  • Talking About Story Pacing

    Talking About Story Pacing

    Narratologists have come up with a variety of ways of talking about the pacing of a story.

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  • Alice Munro, Queenie & Coercive Control

    Alice Munro, Queenie & Coercive Control

    One remarkable thing about Alice Munro: her ability to see aspects of psychology which only drew public attention decades later. In “The Bear Came Over The Mountain” we have a beautiful character study of a philandering man and, his self-justification for wrong-doing and what has since been called sexual solipsism. In “Queenie” Munro paints a picture of what the authorities call ‘coercive control’, or what is known in pop-culture as ‘gaslighting’ (after the 1944 movie).

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