Such Stuff as Dreams

Such Stuff as Dreams

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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 othersHe proposes that five different codes are carried in its text. He describes these codes as (i) the hermeneutic, the means by which a reader solves mysteries of the text, (ii) the semic, a code by which material objects suggest abstract entities, (iii)anbsp;...


Title:Such Stuff as Dreams
Author: Keith Oatley
Publisher:John Wiley & Sons - 2011-07-05
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