“Prose Fiction” by Ignasi Ribó published in Persian
TEHRAN – “Prose Fiction: An Introduction to the Semiotics of Narrative” by Catalan writer Ignasi Ribó has been published in Persian.
Siahrud is the publisher of the book translated by Vafa Miah.
This concise and highly accessible manual describes the principles and techniques of storytelling. It is intended as a high school and college level introduction to the central concepts of narrative theory – concepts that will help students develop their skills not only in the analysis and interpretation of short stories and novels, but also in their writing.
This textbook prioritizes clarity over complexity of theory, equipping its readers with the tools to undertake a deeper study of literature, literary theory, and creative writing.
Drawing on a “semiotic model of storytelling”, it is structured around the key elements of narratological theory, with chapters on plot, setting, characterization and narration, as well as language and theme – elements that are underrepresented in existing textbooks on narrative theory. .
The language chapter is essential reading for students unfamiliar with rhetoric, while the theme chapter brings together important perspectives from contemporary critical theory, including feminism and post-colonialism.
This manual is attractive and easily navigable, with key concepts highlighted and clearly explained, both in text and in a comprehensive glossary located at the end of the book.
Throughout the manual, the reader is aided by diagrams, images, quotes from eminent theorists, and instructive examples drawn from classic and popular short stories and novels, such as Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen, The Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka , Harry Potter by JK Rowling or The Dostoyevsky. Brothers Karamazov, among many others.
Prose Fiction: An Introduction to the Semiotics of Narrative can either be incorporated as a main textbook into a larger curriculum on narrative theory and creative writing, or used as an additional reference work for readers interested in narrative fiction .
The textbook is essential reading for beginning students of narratology, especially those with no prior or limited experience in this field. It is particularly relevant to English and Humanities students in Asia, for whom it was designed and written.
Ribó holds a doctorate. from the University of Sussex and holds post-graduate degrees in economics, political science and literary theory.
Photo: Cover of the Persian edition of the book “Prose Fiction” by Ignasi Ribó