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By Keith Oatley

ISBN-10: 0470974575

ISBN-13: 9780470974575

ISBN-10: 1536643688

ISBN-13: 9781536643688

Such Stuff as desires: The Psychology of Fiction explores how fiction works within the brains and mind's eye of either readers and writers.

  • Demonstrates how studying fiction can give a contribution to a better realizing of, and the facility to alter, ourselves
  • Informed via the newest mental learn which makes a speciality of, for instance, how id with fictional characters happens, and the way literature can increase social abilities
  • Explores conventional elements of fiction, together with personality, plot, surroundings, and subject matter, in addition to a few vintage recommendations, similar to metaphor, metonymy, defamiliarization, and cues
  • Includes broad end-notes, which flooring the paintings in mental studies
  • Features excerpts from fiction that are mentioned during the textual content, together with works via William Shakespeare, Jane Austen, Kate Chopin, Anton Chekhov, James Baldwin, and others

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