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Name  Seymour Chatman

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Education  University of Michigan (1956)
Awards  Guggenheim Fellowship for Humanities, US & Canada
Books  Story and discourse, Coming to Terms: The Rhetoric, Antonioni - or - The Surface o, A theory of meter, The later style of Henry Ja
Similar People  Umberto Eco, Jean‑Marie Klinkenberg, Brian Attebery

Seymour Chatman (August 30, 1928 - November 4, 2015) was an American film and literary critic and professor emeritus of rhetoric at the University of California, Berkeley.

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He is one of the most significant figures of American narratology (theory of narrative), being regarded as a prominent representative of its Structuralist or "classic" branch.

Published works

Chatman's work includes:

  • The Later Style of Henry James (1972)
  • Story and Discourse: Narrative Structure in fiction and Film (1978)
  • Michelangelo Antonioni, or, the Surface of the World (1986)
  • Coming to Terms. The Rhetoric of Narrative in Fiction and Film (1990)
  • Reading Narrative Fiction (1993)
  • Michelangelo Antonioni: The Complete Films (2004) with Paul Duncan
  • References

    Seymour Chatman Wikipedia


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