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Character and person

Author: John Frow
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2014.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView 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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Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Frow, John, 1948-
Character and person.
Oxford Oxford University Press, 2014
(OCoLC)881138839
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: John Frow
ISBN: 9780191775239 0191775231 9780191009693 0191009695
OCLC Number: 881141401
Description: 1 online resource (xi, 331 pages)
Contents: Preface ; 1. Figure ; 2. Interest ; 3. Person ; 4. Type ; 5. Voice ; 6. Name ; 7. Face ; 8. Body
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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