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Character and person

Author: John Frow
Publisher: Oxford Oxford University Press, 2014. ©2014
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First edition 2014View all editions and formats
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Fictional character is an ontologically ambivalent category - at once a formal construct and a quasi-person - which lies at the heart of the life of textual fictions of all kinds. The book explores that ambivalence by investigating not only the kinds of thing that character is but how it works to engage readers and the range of typologies through which it has been constructed in very different periods, media, and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Frow
ISBN: 9780198704515 0198704518
OCLC Number: 881138839
Description: xi, 331 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: 1.Figure --
2.Interest --
3.Person --
4.Type --
5.Voice --
6.Name --
7.Face --
8.Body.
Other Titles: Character & person
Responsibility: John Frow.

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Character and Person explores the category of fictional character, one of the most widely used and least adequately theorized concepts in literary studies, cultural studies, and everyday usage. It  Read more...

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