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Death in literature

Author: Outi Hakola; Sari Kivistö
Publisher: Newcastle upon Tyne : Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2014.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Death is an inevitable, yet mysterious event. Fiction is one way to imagine and gain knowledge of death. Death is very useful to literature, as it creates plot twists, suspense, mysteries, and emotional effects in narrations. But more importantly, stories about death seem to have an existential importance to our lives. Stories provide fictional encounters with death and give meaning for both death and life. Thus,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Outi Hakola; Sari Kivistö
ISBN: 9781443859943 144385994X
OCLC Number: 879368874
Description: 1 online resource.
Responsibility: edited by Outi Hakola and Sari Kivistö.

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Death is an inevitable, yet mysterious event. Fiction is one way to imagine and gain knowledge of death. Death is very useful to literature, as it creates plot twists, suspense, mysteries, and emotional effects in narrations. But more importantly, stories about death seem to have an existential importance to our lives. Stories provide fictional encounters with death and give meaning for both death and life. Thus, death is more than a physical or psychological experience in literature; it also ...

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