By Keith Oatley
- 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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Such Stuff as Dreams: The Psychology of Fiction by Keith Oatley