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Such stuff as dreams : the psychology of fiction

Author: Keith Oatley; John Wiley & Sons.
Publisher: Malden : Wiley-Blackwell, dr. 2014
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

Such Stuff as Dreams explores how fiction works in the brains and imagination of both readers and writers. In this ground-breaking work, Oatley richly illustrates how fiction represents, at its  Read more...


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Keith Oatley; John Wiley & Sons.
ISBN: 9780470974575 0470974575
OCLC Number: 892595109
Notes: Druk na podst. wyd. z: originally published 2011.
Na s. red.: ePDFs 9781119970927; Wiley Online Library 9781119970910; ePub 9781119973539.
Description: XIV, 275, [3] s. : il. ; 23 cm
Contents: Preface. Acknowledgments. 1 Fiction as dream: Models, world-building, simulation. 2 The space-in-between: Childhood play as the entrance to fiction. 3 Creativity: Imagined worlds. 4 Character, action, incident: Mental models of people and their doings. 5 Emotions: Scenes in the imagination. 6 Writing fiction: Cues for the reader. 7 Effects of fiction: Is fiction good for you? 8 Talking about fiction: Interpretation in conversation. Endnotes. Bibliography. Name Index. Subject Index.
Responsibility: Keith Oatley.


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