Possible Worlds in Literary Theory
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Possible Worlds in Literary Theory by Ruth Ronen
Book DescriptionThe concept of possible worlds, originally introduced in philosophical logic, has recently gained interdisciplinary influence; it proves to be a productive tool when borrowed by literary theory to explain the notion of fictional worlds. In this book Ruth Ronen develops a comparative reading of the use of possible worlds in philosophy and in literary theory, and offers an analysis of the way the concept contributes to our understanding of fictionality and the structure and ontology of fictional worlds. Dr Ronen suggests a new set of criteria for the definition of fictionality, making rigorous distinctions between fictional and possible worlds; and through specific studies of domains within fictional worlds - events, objects, time, and point of view - she proposes a radical rethinking of the problem of fictionality in general and fictional narrativity in particular.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521450171
(216mm x 138mm x 19mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 26-May-1994
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Ruth Ronen
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The philosophical concept of 'possible worlds' used to explain theoretical problems of fictionality and narrativity.
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