Drawing on the insights offered by contemporary chaos theory, Narrative Form and Chaos Theory
explores how models of turbulent dynamical systems in the physical
world parallel structures in certain kinds of narratives. By closely
looking at Laurence Sterne’s Tristram Shandy, Marcel Proust’s In Search of Lost Time, Virginia Woolf’s Mrs. Dalloway, and William Faulkner’s Absalom, Absalom!,
Parker demonstrates how these insights can be applied to the analysis
of narrative structure and meaning. This innovative interdisciplinary
work will appeal to scholars interested in narratology and in the
connection between chaos theory and literature.