Possible Worlds in Literary Theory (Literature, Culture, Theory)

Possible Worlds in Literary Theory (Literature, Culture, Theory) by Ruth Ronen

Title: Possible Worlds in Literary Theory (Literature, Culture, Theory)
Author: Ruth Ronen
ISBN10: 0521450179
ISBN13: 978-0521450171
Publisher: Cambridge University Press (May 27, 1994)
Language: English
Subcategory: Writing, Research & Publishing Guides
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Pages: 260 pages
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Possible Worlds in Literary Theory (Literature, Culture, Theory) by Ruth Ronen


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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. Ruth Ronen develops a comparative reading of the use of possible worlds in philosophy and in literary theory. She suggests new criteria for the definition of fictionality; and through specific studies of domains within fictional worlds--events, objects, time and point of view--she proposes a radical rethinking of fictionality in general and fictional narrativity in particular.