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Comeuppance : costly signaling, altruistic punishment, and other biological components of fiction

Author: William Flesch
Publisher: Cambridge, Massachusetts : Harvard University Press, 2007.
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"In clear and engaging prose, William Flesch integrates evolutionary psychology into literary studies, creating a new theory of fiction in which form and content flawlessly intermesh."--Dust jacket.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Flesch, William, 1956-
Comeuppance.
Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 2007
(OCoLC)606022317
Online version:
Flesch, William, 1956-
Comeuppance.
Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 2007
(OCoLC)608376367
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: William Flesch
ISBN: 9780674026315 0674026314 9780674032286 0674032284
OCLC Number: 137305790
Awards: Nominated for James Russell Lowell Prize 2008
Nominated for Christian Gauss Award 2008
Nominated for Rene Wellek Prize 2010
Description: x, 252 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: Introduction --
How could an interest in fiction have evolved? --
Signaling --
Storytellers and their relation to stories --
Vindication and vindictiveness --
Coda.
Responsibility: William Flesch.
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