Harvard University Press, 1986 - 178 pagine
Creators of fiction demand that we venture into alien spaces, into the worlds of Antigone, Don Quixote, Faust, Sherlock Holmes. Created worlds may resemble the actual world, but they can just as easily be deemed incomplete, precarious, or irrelevant. Why, then, does fiction continue to pull us in and, more interesting perhaps, how? In this beautiful book Pavel provides a poetics of the imaginary worlds of fiction, their properties and their reason for being.
Thomas Pavelis a noted literary theorist and a novelist as well. His genial, graceful book has a polemical edge: he notes that structuralism started as a project to infuse new life into literary studies through the devices of linguistics. That project undercut referential issues, however, and is now obsolete. Pavelargues that what matters about fiction is its relation to the human capacity of invention and the complex requirements of imagination. He moves decisively beyond the constraints of formalism and textualism toward a diverse theory of fiction that is sensitive to both literary and philosophical concerns. Along the way he takes its through special landscapes that reveal the inextricability of art, religion, and myth. This is a venturesome book of the first order.
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Hence , the world view of a given community may divide into several ontological
landscapes . European society at the end of the eighteenth century was still
keeping the Christian element as an essential component of its ontological
At the margins of ontological landscapes , one finds leisure worlds , or worlds for
pleasure , which often derive from older discarded models . Each culture has its
ontological ruins , its historical parks , where the members of the community relax
2 Like any order , ontological planning may trigger hostile reactions : one quite
serious cultural condition may be called ontological stress . Caused by difficulties
of orientation among the complexities of modern ontological arrangements , this ...
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