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Empathy and the novel

Author: Suzanne Keen
Publisher: Oxford Oxford University Press 2010
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Does reading novels cultivate our sympathetic imagination and real-world good citizenship? Keen finds the case for altruistic consequences of novel reading unpersuasive. This book engages with  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Suzanne Keen
ISBN: 9780195175769 019517576X 9780199740499 0199740496
OCLC Number: 795912557
Notes: Índices
Description: XXIX, 242 p
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

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