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The Resource When fiction feels real : representation and the reading mind, Elaine Auyoung

When fiction feels real : representation and the reading mind, Elaine Auyoung

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When fiction feels real : representation and the reading mind
Title
When fiction feels real
Title remainder
representation and the reading mind
Statement of responsibility
Elaine Auyoung
Title variation
Representation and the reading mind
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"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 readers, critics, and philosophers to explain. When Fiction Feels Real introduces a new set of tools for thinking about the phenomenology of reading by bringing narrative techniques into conversation with well-established psychological research on reading and cognition. Through sensitive attention to classic novels by Jane Austen, Charles Dickens, George Eliot, and Leo Tolstoy, as well as to the elegies of Thomas Hardy, Elaine Auyoung reveals what nineteenth-century writers know about what happens when we read. This book changes the way we think about literary language, realist aesthetics, and what readers bring to a text, opening up a new field of inquiry centered on the intricate relationship between fictional representation and comprehension" --
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1981-
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Auyoung, Elaine
Dewey number
808.3
Index
index present
LC call number
PN3352.P7
LC item number
A99 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Tolstoy, Leo
  • Fiction
  • Fiction
  • English fiction
  • Realism in literature
  • Mimesis in literature
  • Reading, Psychology of
  • Reader-response criticism
  • Criticism
  • Literature
  • Literature
  • Phenomenology
  • Psychology
  • English fiction
  • Fiction
  • Mimesis in literature
  • Reading, Psychology of
  • Realism in literature
Label
When fiction feels real : representation and the reading mind, Elaine Auyoung
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 143-156) 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
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
Control code
1035216519
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
x, 164 pages
Isbn
9780190845476
Lccn
2018011608
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40028891494
System control number
(OCoLC)1035216519
Label
When fiction feels real : representation and the reading mind, Elaine Auyoung
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 143-156) 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
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
Control code
1035216519
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
x, 164 pages
Isbn
9780190845476
Lccn
2018011608
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40028891494
System control number
(OCoLC)1035216519

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