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Fictional worlds

Author: Thomas G Pavel
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 1986.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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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Genre/Form: Fiction
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Pavel, Thomas G., 1941-
Fictional worlds.
Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 1986
(OCoLC)568750629
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas G Pavel
ISBN: 0674299655 9780674299658 0674299663 9780674299665
OCLC Number: 13122780
Description: viii, 178 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. Beyond structuralism --
2. Fictional beings --
3. Salient worlds --
4. Border, distance, size, incompleteness --
5. Conventions --
6. The economy of the imaginary.
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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