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Inventing the Novel


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Frontmatter Prologue: The Argument 0: Introduction: Bakhtin and Petronius 1: Inventing the Novel: The Bakhtinian Model 2: Mapping Time and Space in Ancient Fiction: Toward An Historical Poetics 3: The Poetics of Genre: Bakhtin/Menippus/Petronius 4: Discourse in a Novel Toward a Typology of Narrative Discourse: Plato and Bakhtin Trimalchio's Last Words Appellation d'Origine Controlee Trimalchio's Double-Voiced Discourse: The Riddle of the Sibyl Fortunata's Voice: On the Boundaries of Discourse What does Polyphony Sound Like? Ancient Examples? 5: Epilogue: The Last Word Appendices I. Bakhtin and the Collapse of the Fact/Value Dichotomy II. The Wrath of Hermeros III. Nomen Omen: Eumolpus' Name and Discourse IV. Petronius' Title as Discourse Endmatter Works Cited Index

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R. Bracht Branham is the editor of Bakhtin and the Classics (Northwestern University Press, 2002) and The Bakhtin Circle and Ancient Narrative (Barkhuis, 2005), and translator (with Daniel Kinney) of Petronius' Satyrica (University of California Press, 1996). He teaches classics, philosophy, and comparative literature at Emory University.

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