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The Story-Shaped World: Fiction and Metaphysics: Some Variations on a Theme

The Story-Shaped World: Fiction and Metaphysics: Some Variations on a Theme

by Brian Wicker
     
 

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Story-telling, since its earliest beginnings, has drawn its power not simply from the intrinsic fascination of a skilful narrative but from the fact that human beings are compelled to make ‘fictions' if they are to explain and come to terms with the world they experience. This holds true, as Mr Wicker shows in the course of a profound and wide-ranging enquiry

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Story-telling, since its earliest beginnings, has drawn its power not simply from the intrinsic fascination of a skilful narrative but from the fact that human beings are compelled to make ‘fictions' if they are to explain and come to terms with the world they experience. This holds true, as Mr Wicker shows in the course of a profound and wide-ranging enquiry, for the complex and often sophisticated novels and anti-novels of our own day just as much as for such traditional forms as myth and fairy-tale. The world remains ‘story-shaped'.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781472507846
Publisher:
Bloomsbury Academic
Publication date:
05/08/2014
Series:
Bloomsbury Academic Collections: English Literary Criticism Series
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
6.40(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.80(d)

Meet the Author

Brian Wicker was Senior Lecturer in English Literature in the Department of Extra-Mural Studies, University of Birmingham.

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