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Empathy and the novel

Author: Suzanne Keen
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 2007.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Does reading novels evoking empathy with fictional characters really cultivate our sympathetic imagination and lead to altruistic actions on behalf of real others? This book presents a comprehensive account of the relationships among novel reading, empathy, and altruism.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Keen, Suzanne.
Empathy and the novel.
New York : Oxford University Press, 2007
(DLC) 2006022453
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Suzanne Keen
ISBN: 9780199851232 0199851239 0199884145 9780199884148 0199740496 9780199740499 1281158976 9781281158970 1429491930 9781429491938 0195343603 9780195343601 9786611158972 6611158979
OCLC Number: 974445392
Language Note: English.
Description: 1 online resource (xxix, 242 pages)
Contents: Contemporary perspectives on empathy --
The literary career of empathy --
Readers' empathy --
Empathy in the marketplace --
Authors' empathy --
Contesting empathy --
Appendix : a collection of hypotheses about narrative empathy.
Responsibility: Suzanne Keen.

Abstract:

Does reading novels evoking empathy with fictional characters really cultivate our sympathetic imagination and lead to altruistic actions on behalf of real others? This book presents a comprehensive account of the relationships among novel reading, empathy, and altruism.

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Empathy and the Novel belongs in the company of Peter Brooks' Reading for the Plot as an exciting and lucid reflection on empathy in the novel and on the empathetic effects of narrative on readers. Read more...

 
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