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Possible Worlds in Literary Theory
     

Possible Worlds in Literary Theory

by Ruth Ronen, Richard Macksey (Editor), Anthony Cascardi (Editor)
 
The concept of possible worlds, originally introduced in philosophical logic, proves to be a productive tool when borrowed by literary theory to explain the notion of fictional worlds. This text develops a comparative reading of the use of possible worlds in philosophy and in literary theory.

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The concept of possible worlds, originally introduced in philosophical logic, proves to be a productive tool when borrowed by literary theory to explain the notion of fictional worlds. This text develops a comparative reading of the use of possible worlds in philosophy and in literary theory.

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"...Ronen's book is a most valuable and exciting contribution of great interest to two communities of specialized readers: those interested in the general dynamics of theory formation in cultural studies and those whose interests focus on one central issue in this sphere, fictional worlds and their constitutive domains." Uri Margolin, Style

"...illuminates the logic underlying an important interdisciplinary borrowing and constitutes a powerful reassessment of fictional narrativity. It is a splendid performance." Gerald Prince, Language of Design

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ISBN-13:
9780521450171
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
05/28/2006
Series:
Literature, Culture, Theory Series , #7
Pages:
244
Product dimensions:
5.43(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.75(d)

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