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NARRATOR. A pleader who draws narrs serviens narrator, a sergeant at law. Fleta, 1. 2, c. 37. Obsolete.

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Unmoored from her previous narratorial function as romanticized human-object, Julia's desexualized body indeed becomes, by the end of the novel, disposable.
Chillemi (2015) devotes his essay to a discussion of the 'oscillatory' nature characterising the narratorial status of Elisa, who delivers a narrative that may be debatably either 'pure fiction, autobiographical fiction, or a hybrid of a fantasy narrative and a realistic novel' (Chillemi, 2015: 41, 39).
My interpretation of the narratorial stances in Jerome's Lives makes use of two main concepts: firstly, an investigation of the narrators' distance from the events narrated; secondly, an assessment of the points of view and attitudes which appear as filters between the texts and the events narrated.
Based on the three (3) main functions performed by narrators--(1) reporting on, (2) evaluating and (3) interpreting [characters, facts and events]--, Phelan and Martin have theorized that narratorial unreliability results from failure or distortion in the carrying out of the aforementioned functions.
In her work on Dickens' "narrative refusals," or "[d]irect narratorial references to some of the specifics of what might have been and yet is not" in the diegetic world, Robyn Warhol names a particular kind of disnarration that corresponds with Trollope's technique in He Knew He Was Right.
The role of the performer, whether in the seventeenth century or in the twenty-first, seems to me the most important one, and although Calcagno discusses stage directors, especially Luca Ronconi and Pierre Audi, giving more agency to performers and allowing the narratorial role to be shared could add nuance to his arguments.
While one certainly understands the basis for such a judgment--notably the evidence it bears, in her self-conscious narratorial apologia for her craft, of the newly minted novelist's transition from essayist--one could equally imagine a book on her ideas being fascinated by her need to state her ideas in this intrusive fashion.
Martin's, however, is the first to proffer an account of prosody not only in historical and narratorial flux but one that shows it to be a site that was systematically revised and recast according to distinct nationalist agendas.
Then one day the voice came to me, of the dyspeptic, acidic-urbane, cynical narrator--and the moment I had that almost-unlikeable, narratorial voice I was up and running.