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Product Description: Alistair Fox presents a theory of literary and cinematic representation through the lens of neurological and cognitive science in order to understand the origins of storytelling and our desire for fictional worlds. Fox contends that fiction is deeply shaped by emotions and the human capacity for metaphorical thought...read more

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9780253020871 | Indiana Univ Pr, March 21, 2016, cover price $80.00 | About this edition: Alistair Fox presents a theory of literary and cinematic representation through the lens of neurological and cognitive science in order to understand the origins of storytelling and our desire for fictional worlds.

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9780253020918 | Indiana Univ Pr, March 21, 2016, cover price $32.00 | About this edition: Alistair Fox presents a theory of literary and cinematic representation through the lens of neurological and cognitive science in order to understand the origins of storytelling and our desire for fictional worlds.

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Product Description: “Passionate and witty. . . . Affirming.” — BooklistThis witty, refreshing treatise from a celebrated author and seasoned teacher is a passionate defense of reading—just for the joy of it. Drawing on his experiences as a child, a parent, and an inner-city teacher in Paris, Daniel Pennac reflects on the power of story and reminds us of our right to read anything, anywhere, anytime, so long as we are enjoying ourselves...read more
By Sarah Ardizzone (trans), Quentin Blake (illustrator) and Daniel Pennac

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9780763677015 | Candlewick Pr, August 4, 2015, cover price $7.99 | About this edition: “Passionate and witty.

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Product Description: After retiring from teaching literature, Patricia Meyer Spacks embarked on a year-long project of rereading dozens of novels: childhood favourites, young adult fiction, canonical works she didn't like, guilty pleasures. 'On Rereading' records the surprising results of her personal experiment and raises a number of intriguing questions...read more

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9780674062221 | Belknap Pr, November 1, 2011, cover price $26.95 | About this edition: After retiring from a lifetime of teaching literature, Patricia Meyer Spacks embarked on a year-long project of rereading dozens of novels: childhood favorites, fiction first encountered in young adulthood and never before revisited, books frequently reread, canonical works of literature she was supposed to have liked but didn’t, guilty pleasures (books she oughtn’t to have liked but did), and stories reread for fun vs.

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9780674725898 | Belknap Pr, November 18, 2013, cover price $19.00 | About this edition: After retiring from teaching literature, Patricia Meyer Spacks embarked on a year-long project of rereading dozens of novels: childhood favourites, young adult fiction, canonical works she didn't like, guilty pleasures.

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Product Description: Foucault and Fiction develops a unique approach to thinking about the power of literature by drawing upon the often neglected concept of experience in Foucault's work. For Foucault, an 'experience book' is a book which transforms our experience by acting on us in a direct and unsettling way...read more

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9780826495952 | Bloomsbury USA Academic, October 27, 2009, cover price $130.00 | About this edition: Foucault and Fiction develops a unique approach to thinking about the power of literature by drawing upon the often neglected concept of experience in Foucault's work.

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9781441182104 | Bloomsbury USA Academic, December 22, 2011, cover price $39.95 | About this edition: Foucault and Fiction develops a unique approach to thinking about the power of literature by drawing upon the often neglected concept of experience in Foucault's work.

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Product Description: Such Stuff as Dreams: The Psychology of Fiction explores how fiction works in the brains and imagination of both readers and writers. Demonstrates how reading fiction can contribute to a greater understanding of, and the ability to change, ourselves Informed by the latest psychological research which focuses on, for example, how identification with fictional characters occurs, and how literature can improve social abilities Explores traditional aspects of fiction, including character, plot, setting, and theme, as well as a number of classic techniques, such as metaphor, metonymy, defamiliarization, and cues Includes extensive end-notes, which ground the work in psychological studies Features excerpts from fiction which are discussed throughout the text, including works by William Shakespeare, Jane Austen, Kate Chopin, Anton Chekhov, James Baldwin, and others...read more

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9780470974575 | John Wiley & Sons Inc, September 6, 2011, cover price $27.95 | About this edition: Such Stuff as Dreams: The Psychology of Fiction explores how fiction works in the brains and imagination of both readers and writers.

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9781119973539 | John Wiley & Sons Inc, July 5, 2011, cover price $24.95

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Product Description: In a rare fusion of literary sensibility with psychological research, Norman N. Holland brings to light important data showing how personality―in the fullest sense of character development and identity―affects the way in which we read and interpret literature...read more

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9781412811385 | Transaction Pub, August 18, 2011, cover price $42.95 | About this edition: In a rare fusion of literary sensibility with psychological research, Norman N.

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Product Description: From time to time we all tend to wonder what sort of “story” our life might comprise: what it means, where it is going, and whether it hangs together as a whole. In The Stories We Are, William Lowell Randall explores the links between literature and life and speculates on the range of storytelling styles through which people compose their lives...read more

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9780802005649 | Univ of Toronto Pr, April 1, 1995, cover price $55.00 | About this edition: From time to time we all tend to wonder what sort of 'story' our life might comprise: what it means, where it is going, and whether it hangs together as a whole.

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9781442626386 | 2 edition (Univ of Toronto Pr, January 2, 2014), cover price $37.95 | About this edition: From time to time we all tend to wonder what sort of “story” our life might comprise: what it means, where it is going, and whether it hangs together as a whole.
9780802069863 | Univ of Toronto Pr, April 1, 1995, cover price $30.95 | About this edition: From time to time we all tend to wonder what sort of 'story' our life might comprise: what it means, where it is going, and whether it hangs together as a whole.

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