Once-Told Tales: An Essay in Literary Aesthetics / Edition 1

Once-Told Tales: An Essay in Literary Aesthetics / Edition 1

by Peter Kivy
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0470657677

ISBN-13: 9780470657676

Pub. Date: 05/17/2011

Publisher: Wiley

Drawing comparisons with other art forms, this book examines the role of aesthetic features in silent reading, such as narrative structure, and the core experience of reading a novel as a story rather than a scholarly exercise.

  • Focuses on the experience of the art form known as the novel
  • Uses the more common perspective of a reader who

Overview

Drawing comparisons with other art forms, this book examines the role of aesthetic features in silent reading, such as narrative structure, and the core experience of reading a novel as a story rather than a scholarly exercise.

  • Focuses on the experience of the art form known as the novel
  • Uses the more common perspective of a reader who reads to be told a story, rather than for scholarly or critical analysis
  • Draws comparisons with experience of the other arts, music in particular
  • Explores the different effects of a range of narrative approaches

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780470657676
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
05/17/2011
Series:
New Directions in Aesthetics Series, #26
Pages:
216
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Preface.

1. What it’s All About.

2. The Aesthetics of Literature: A Neglected Topic.

3. The Aesthetic Property: Its Kinds and Its Kind.

4. The Ethical, the Aesthetic, and the Artistic.

5. Structure Aesthetics and Novelistic Structure.

6. Continuous Time and Interrupted Time.

7. Seeing is Believing.

8. Reading is Believing.

9. Twice-Told Tales and More.

Appendix: Paraphrasing Poetry.

References.

Index.

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