I am distressed to find that Professor Seymour Chatman of Berkeley has passed away this year.
Try his works:
Later Style of Henry James (really illuminating)
Story and Discourse: Narrative Structure in Fiction and Film
Michelangelo Antonioni, or, the Surface of the World (1986).
As he was one of the great contributors to rhetoric
("the art of discourse, an art that aims to improve the capability of
writers or speakers to inform, persuade, or motivate particular
audiences in specific situations") and to narratology
("refers to both the theory and the study of narrative and narrative
structure and the ways that these affect our perception"), I tracked
down this great site:
Narratology: A Guide to the Theory of Narrative
by Manfred Jahn, 2005, English Department, University of Cologne.