Such Stuff as Dreams

The Psychology of Fiction
Product Number: EB00067289
Released: Aug 19, 2013
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781119973539
Publisher: Wiley
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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

Author(s): Keith Oatley
Original Publish Date: Jul 05, 2011

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