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Fictional worlds

Fictional worlds

Author: Thomas G Pavel
Publisher: Cambridge, Massachusetts ; London Harvard University Press [1989]
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : paperbackView all editions and formats

Created worlds may resemble the actual world, but they can just as easily be deemed incomplete, precarious, or irrelevant. Why, then, does fiction continue to pull us in and, more interesting  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas G Pavel
ISBN: 9780674299665 0674299663 0674299655 9780674299658
OCLC Number: 1102424041
Description: VIII, 178 Seiten
Contents: 1. Beyond Structuralism 2. Fictional Beings 3. Salient Worlds 4. Border, Distance, Size, Incompleteness 5. Conventions 6. The Economy of the Imaginary Notes References Index
Responsibility: Thomas G. Pavel.


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Pavel's work is an eloquent statement of one of the purposes of fiction: to allow the reader into a 'made-up' world so that the reader is allowed to invent that world himself... He challenges Read more...

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