Gremble’s Narratology, Part II

So mode and voice and focalization are all well and good, but narratology didn’t dazzle me until I read Dorrit Cohn’s Transparent Minds (1978) because it is all about the issue that is the absolute nearest and dearest to my heart: how writers convey a character’s consciousness to the reader. What are the techniques for conveying a character’s thoughts, emotions, and opinions to the audience?

And most crucially: rather than telling the reader what they’re feeling, how do you make the reader feel what they’re feeling?

And I’m probably doing this in the wrong order, but whatever, skipping to the good parts: Cohn on narrating subjectivity