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When fiction feels real : representation and the reading mind

Author: Elaine Auyoung
Publisher: New York, NY : Oxford University Press, [2018] ©2018
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Why do readers claim that fictional worlds feel real even when they know they're not? How can certain literary characters seem capable of leading lives of their own, outside the stories in which they appear? What is uniquely pleasurable about the experience of reading a novel and what do readers lose when this experience comes to an end? These questions are central to literary experience but remain difficult for  Read more...
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Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Auyoung, Elaine, 1981-
When fiction feels real.
New York : Oxford University Press, 2018
(DLC) 2018011608
(OCoLC)1035216519
Named Person: Leo Tolstoy, graf
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Elaine Auyoung
ISBN: 9780190845506 0190845503 9780190845483 0190845481
OCLC Number: 1048947929
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Introduction: a novel approach to reading --
Tolstoy's embodied reader: grasping the fictional world --
Enduring minds in Austen: becoming familiar with fictional characters --
Organizing things in Dickens: comprehension and narrative form --
George Eliot's promise of more: how realism enchants the everyday --
When novels end: Hardy and the liberty of literary experience --
Conclusion: on mimesis.
Other Titles: Representation and the reading mind
Responsibility: Elaine Auyoung.

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When Fiction Feels Real offers a new approach to the phenomenology of reading by engaging with psychological research on reading and cognition. Focusing on the work of Jane Austen, Charles Dickens,  Read more...

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Elaine Auyoung describes in loving and persuasive detail the phenomenology of reading realist fiction, attending to how novelists activate sensory, affective, and intellectual responses in readers Read more...

 
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