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On the Narrative Strategy of Katherine Anne Porter

Author DengHongHua
Tutor FuXiuYan
School Jiangxi Normal University
Course Comparative Literature and World Literature
Keywords Katherine Ann Porter Free direct speech Free indirect discourse Stream of Consciousness line drawing Autobiographical Narrative Symbol
Type Master's thesis
Year 2005
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Katherine Ann Porter is a famous American short story writer , is generally accepted in the United States of America excellent stylist . Her work is not much, but she won the National Book Award and the Pulitzer Prize . In this paper, from the character forms of discourse , autobiographical narrative , character generation, and novel symbolic use to explore Potter novels focus from the form of the artistic features of the Potter novels . This paper focuses in the character form to speak from the free direct speech and free indirect discourse analysis, and on this basis points discussed the double narrative voice in the novel ; article also discusses the Potter works in the stream of consciousness and line drawing techniques , these two techniques to make the characters in the novel three-dimensional reproduction . The Potter novel based on the personal horizons and she personally experienced events , the work shows the distinct characteristics of autobiographical narrative . From two aspects , this paper discusses the autobiographical narrative of the novel : a , personally horizons novel world deformation of the real-world ; , \the figure only in the same name . Character generation , Potter novel readers a sense of the two types of distinctive character : First, freak , one female series characters . Her novels use a lot of symbolism , which makes her work contains a profound meaning plain .

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