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Fiction and the Weave of Life (Hardcover)

Author: Gibson, John

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Literary fiction is of crucial importance in human life. It is a source of understanding and insight into the nature of the human condition, yet ever since Plato, philosophers have struggled to provide a plausible explanation of how this can be the case. For surely the fictionality - the sheer
invented character - of the literary text means that fiction presents not our world, but other worlds (what we might call 'fictional worlds')? InFiction and the Weave of Life, John Gibson offers a novel and intriguing account of the relationship between literature and everyday life, and shows how
literature can give us an understanding of our world without literally being about our world.

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Publisher Oxford Univ Pr
Mfg Part# 9780199299522
SKU 205569095
Format Hardcover
ISBN10 0199299528
Release Date 6/11/2013
Product Attributes
Book Format Hardcover
Number of Pages 0201
Publisher Oxford University Press
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