Such Stuff as Dreams

The Psychology of Fiction
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ISBN-13:
9781119973539
Einband:
E-Book
Seiten:
290
Autor:
Keith Oatley
eBook Typ:
Adobe Digital Editions
eBook Format:
E-Book
Kopierschutz:
Adobe DRM [Hard-DRM]
Sprache:
Englisch
Beschreibung:

Such Stuff as Dreams: The Psychology of Fiction explores howfiction works in the brains and imagination of both readers andwriters.* Demonstrates how reading fiction can contribute to a greaterunderstanding of, and the ability to change, ourselves
* Informed by the latest psychological research which focuses on,for example, how identification with fictional characters occurs,and how literature can improve social abilities
* Explores traditional aspects of fiction, including character,plot, setting, and theme, as well as a number of classictechniques, such as metaphor, metonymy, defamiliarization, andcues
* Includes extensive end-notes, which ground the work inpsychological studies
* Features excerpts from fiction which are discussed throughoutthe text, including works by William Shakespeare, Jane Austen, KateChopin, Anton Chekhov, James Baldwin, and others
Preface.

Acknowledgments.

1 Fiction as dream: Models, world-building, simulation.

2 The space-in-between: Childhood play as the entrance tofiction.

3 Creativity: Imagined worlds.

4 Character, action, incident: Mental models of people and theirdoings.

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.
Such Stuff as Dreams: The Psychology of Fiction explores how fiction works in the brains and imagination of both readers and writers. Demonstrates how reading fiction can contribute to a greater understanding of, and the ability to change, ourselves Informed by the latest psychological research which focuses on, for example, how identification with fictional characters occurs, and how literature can improve social abilities Explores traditional aspects of fiction, including character, plot, setting, and theme, as well as a number of classic techniques, such as metaphor, metonymy, defamiliarization, and cues Includes extensive end-notes, which ground the work in psychological studies Features excerpts from fiction which are discussed throughout the text, including works by William Shakespeare, Jane Austen, Kate Chopin, Anton Chekhov, James Baldwin, and others

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