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Such stuff as dreams : the psychology of fiction

Author: Keith Oatley
Publisher: Chichester ; Malden, MA : Wiley-Blackwell, 2011.
Edition/Format:   Computer file : English
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Fiction as Dream -- The Space-In-Between -- Creativity -- Character, Action, Incident -- Emotions -- Writing Fiction -- Effects of Fiction -- Talking about Fiction.
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Genre/Form: Electronic resource / Electronic books
Online-Publikation
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Keith Oatley
ISBN: 9781119970910 1119970911 9780470974575 0470974575 111997092X 9781119970927
OCLC Number: 874412066
Notes: Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
Description: Online Ressource (xiv, 275 p.)
Contents: Preface. Acknowledgments. 1 Fiction as dream: Models, world-building, simulation. 2 The space-in-between: Childhood play as the entrance to fiction. 3 Creativity: Imagined worlds. 4 Character, action, incident: Mental models of people and their doings. 5 Emotions: Scenes in the imagination. 6 Writing fiction: Cues for the reader. 7 Effects of fiction: Is fiction good for you? 8 Talking about fiction: Interpretation in conversation. Endnotes. Bibliography. Name Index. Subject Index.
Responsibility: Keith Oatley.

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