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Reading fiction with Lucian : fakes, freaks and hyperreality

Author: Karen Ni' Mheallaigh
Publisher: Cambridge, UK : Cambridge University Press, 2014.
Series: Greek culture in the Roman world.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This book offers a captivating new interpretation of Lucian as a fictional theorist and writer to stand alongside the novelists of the day, bringing to bear on his works a whole new set of reading strategies. It argues that the aesthetic and cultural issues Lucian faced, in a world of mimesis and replication, were akin to those found in postmodern contexts: the ubiquity of the fake, the erasure of origins, the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Ni' Mheallaigh, Karen.
Reading fiction with Lucian
(DLC) 2014024304
(OCoLC)881655617
Named Person: Lucian, of Samosata; Lucian, of Samosata.; Lucianus, Samosatensis; Lucian, of Samosata.
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Karen Ni' Mheallaigh
ISBN: 9781316131619 1316131610 9781316121801 1316121801 9781316129432 1316129438 9781139941594 1139941593 1316130525 9781316130520
OCLC Number: 893163213
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 305 pages).
Contents: Lucian's Promethean poetics: hybridity, fiction and the postmodern --
2. Toxaris: microfiction and the Greek novel --
3. Philopseudes: philosophy of fiction, drama of reading --
4. Semiotic fictions: the metamorphoses of reader from the Incredible things Beyond thule to the Name of the rose --
5. Beyond Thule: adventures at the edge of the text --
6. True Stories: travels in hyperreality --
7. Conclusion: fiction and the wonder-culture of the Roman Empire.
Series Title: Greek culture in the Roman world.
Responsibility: Karen Ni' Mheallaigh.

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This is a book for readers who love fiction, puzzles, and the world of the imagination. Using as its focal point the magical and monstrous fictions of the Greek writer Lucian of Samosata, the book  Read more...

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