Thursday, October 28, 2010

A Guide to Author Jargon for the Reader - 60

episodic novel structure

a loosely sewn series of events and scenes that need to coalesce into a whole in order to succeed. These are generally held together by a protagonist that holds the reader's sympathy throughout. Examples are Don Quixote, Candide and most traditional Chinese novels - Outlaws of the Marsh (The Water Margin).

Edward C. Patterson

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