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on 27 March 2006
H. Porter Abbott has given us a seriously impressive guide in 'The Cambridge Introduction to Narrative'. It is a clearly and passionately written elucidation of the breadth of narrative in the world and of its many interesting aspects that can be subjected to analysis. Moreover, the survey involves a wide range of relevant intellectual contributions that have been made from brilliant scholars, critics and philosophers, and it also includes many allusions to primary sources. The book left me with a refreshing appreciation of the arts, and of the full meaning of narrative in life. Consisting of just over 200 pages, it is short enough to be named an introduction, yet remains an important mine of much helpful information, accessible to both the student and the general reader. Warmly recommended.