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Why fiction?

Author: Jean-Marie Schaeffer; Dorrit Cohn
Publisher: Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, ©2010.
Series: Stages (Series)
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In Why Fiction? - one of the most important works of narrative theory to come out of France in recent years - Jean-Marie Schaeffer understands fiction not as a literary genre but, in contrast to  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jean-Marie Schaeffer; Dorrit Cohn
ISBN: 9780803217584 0803217587
OCLC Number: 457150698
Language Note: Translated from the French.
Description: xviii, 364 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Contents: Who is afraid of imitation? --
Mimesis: to imitate, to feign, to represent, and to know --
Fiction --
Some fictional devices.
Series Title: Stages (Series)
Other Titles: Pourquoi la fiction?.
Responsibility: Jean-Marie Schaeffer ; translated [from the French] by Dorrit Cohn.

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translated into imbecility

by lespleen1 (WorldCat user published 2011-12-07) Poor Permalink

Schaeffer is a genius .........this translation doesn't do him any justice......indeed it has done him a great diservice. Cohn's translation is unprofessional and irresponsable at best. You're better off mastering the French language and having ago at Schaeffer's original 1999 text. 

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