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The Art of Sympathy in Fiction : forms of ethical and emotional persuasion, Howard Sklar

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The Art of Sympathy in Fiction : forms of ethical and emotional persuasion
Title
The Art of Sympathy in Fiction
Title remainder
forms of ethical and emotional persuasion
Statement of responsibility
Howard Sklar
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"By taking an interdisciplinary approach -- with methods drawn from narratology, aesthetics, social psychology, education, and the empirical study of literature -- The Art of Sympathy in Fiction will interest scholars in a variety of fields. Its focus is the sympathetic effects of stories, and the possible ways these feelings can contribute to what has been called the "moral imagination." Part I examines the dynamics of readers' beliefs regarding fictional characters and the influence of those impressions on the emotions that readers experience. The book then turns its attention to sympathy, providing a comprehensive definition and considering the ways in which it operates in life and in literature. Part I concludes with a discussion of the narratological and rhetorical features of fictional narratives that theoretically elicit sympathy in readers. Part II applies these theories to four stories that persuade readers to sympathize with characters who seem unsympathetic. Finally, based on empirical findings from the responses of adolescent readers, Part III considers pedagogical approaches that can help students reflect on emotional experiences that result from reading fiction."--Publisher's website
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DLC
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1959-
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Sklar, Howard
Dewey number
813.009/353
Index
index present
LC call number
PS374.S97
LC item number
S57 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Linguistic Approaches to Literature,
Series volume
v. 15
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  • American fiction
  • Sympathy in literature
  • Literature and morals
  • Books and reading
Label
The Art of Sympathy in Fiction : forms of ethical and emotional persuasion, Howard Sklar
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Part I. Sympathy and narrative. Believable fictions: On the nature of emotional responses to fictional characters ; Defining sympathy: Experiential and ethical dimensions ; Forms of persuasion: Narrative approaches to the construction of reader sympathy. -- Part II. Literary critical and empirical case studies. Varieties of narrative sympathy: Two preliminary case studies ; Shades of sympathy: The limits and possibilities of identification in Bambara's "The Hammer Man" ; Sympathetic "grotesque": The dynamics of feeling in Sherwood Anderson's "Hands". -- Part III. Sympathy in the classroom. Narrative as experience: The pedagogical implications of sympathizing with fictional characters ; Conclusion
Control code
818739539
Extent
pages cm.
Isbn
9789027233509
Isbn Type
(hb : alk. paper)
Lccn
2012046162
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)818739539
Label
The Art of Sympathy in Fiction : forms of ethical and emotional persuasion, Howard Sklar
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Part I. Sympathy and narrative. Believable fictions: On the nature of emotional responses to fictional characters ; Defining sympathy: Experiential and ethical dimensions ; Forms of persuasion: Narrative approaches to the construction of reader sympathy. -- Part II. Literary critical and empirical case studies. Varieties of narrative sympathy: Two preliminary case studies ; Shades of sympathy: The limits and possibilities of identification in Bambara's "The Hammer Man" ; Sympathetic "grotesque": The dynamics of feeling in Sherwood Anderson's "Hands". -- Part III. Sympathy in the classroom. Narrative as experience: The pedagogical implications of sympathizing with fictional characters ; Conclusion
Control code
818739539
Extent
pages cm.
Isbn
9789027233509
Isbn Type
(hb : alk. paper)
Lccn
2012046162
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)818739539

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