Download Citation on ResearchGate | On Jan 1, , Thomas Pavel and others published Heterocosmica. Fiction and Possible Worlds }. 70s, PW theory was adapted to the fictional worlds of narrative by the philosopher . book Heterocosmica: Fiction and Possible Worlds, Doležel. In Heterocosmica, Lubomir Dolezel offers a complete theory of literary fiction based on the idea of possible worlds. Beginning with a discussion of the extant.

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Heterocosmica: Fiction and Possible Worlds

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Dolezel investigates theories of action, intention and literary communication to develop concepts that allow him to reinterpret many fictional narratives. Sep 23, Dan rated it liked it. University of Sydney Library.


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By careful attention to philosophical inquiry into possible worlds, especially Saul Kripke’s and Jaakko Hintikka’s, and through long familiarity with literary theory, Dolezel brings us an unprecedented examination of the notion of fictional worlds. The University of Melbourne.

Found at these bookshops Searching – please wait There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Similar Items Related Subjects: He received his Ph. But it also reads more often than hegerocosmica like a clever satire of the most tedious kind of academic writing. He also investigates theories of action, intention, and literary communication to develop a system of concepts that allows him to offer perceptive reinterpretations of a host of classical, modern, and postmodern fictional narratives—from Defoe through Dickens, Dostoevsky, Huysmans, Bely, and Kafka to Hemingway, Kundera, Rhys, Plenzdorf, and Coetzee.

Heterocosmica: Fiction and Possible Worlds by Lubomír Doležel

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Beginning with a discussion of the extant semantics and pragmatics of fictionality – by Leibniz, Russell, Frege, Searle, Auerbach, and others – he relates them to literature, literary theory, and narratology. The result is a highly distinguished contribution to the field of literary theory.

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