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Rozik, Eli
This book offers a theory of the archaic mode of fictional thinking and a methodology for the analysis of fictional worlds. It presupposes the mutual independence of the description of a fictional world, in any language or medium, and the described fictional world. Such a world is generated by an autonomous fictional structure, which reflects the spontaneous expectations of the spectator, and thematic specification. A model of this structure is presented, comprising seven layers: personified, mythical, praxical, naive, ironic and aesthetic - and overriding these layers, the fictional experience on the level of relationship between the fictional world and spectator. This experience depends on the spectator's ability to complement such a description with pertinent associations, drawn from shared cultural resources, and psychical mechanisms of response. Explanations and examples are couched in poetic, pragmatic, aesthetic and rhetoric methodologies. An Introduction surveys the major contributions made to a methodology of fictional analysis since Aristotle's Poetics, problematises them and suggests possible alternatives. Part I is devoted to the inner structure of fictional worlds; i.e. , to the poetic rules that generate them. The innovation of this approach lies in its multi-layered nature. Part II deals with the structure of the fictional experience, which is metaphoric and rhetoric in nature. Part III deals with the specific structures of fictional worlds that reflect the particular intentions and purposes of their authors. Part IV contains analyses of actual fictional worlds that illustrate the application of the previously presented principles. The focus throughout is on theatre fictional worlds which by their nature exhibit the most complex fictional thoughts that the human brain can generate. The theoretical insights gained for theatre assumedly apply to descriptions of such worlds in any language or medium. More than a hundred fictional worlds created during 2500 years of theatre recorded history are analysed. The volume has been purposefully designed to address undergraduate and postgraduate student needs to provide a fundamental competence of theatre studies. 323pp.
Sussex Academic Press, 2009, Cloth/Laminated Boards, Book Condition: New, Jacket Condition: No d/j as Published. First Edition. . 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall.
ISBN: 9781845193263
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Inventory #22910
Price: £ 35.00 GBP ($ 45.61 approx. - € 38.68 approx.)
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Lowry, Don
A highly readable command study of Ulysses S Grant's Wilderness campaign that reveals a sure grasp of Civil War history and military strategy. 576pp. N.B. Head and tail of spine slightly bumped. Tear to top edge of rear D/J.
Hippocrene Books Inc., 1992, Cloth, Book Condition: Very Good, Jacket Condition: Very Good. Second Printing. Heavy Item Postage Quote. 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall.
ISBN: 0870520105
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Inventory #27494
Price: £ 15.00 GBP ($ 19.55 approx. - € 16.58 approx.)
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Smith, Patrick A.
Jim Harrison's fiction is diverse in its genres, protagonists, and settings: from novel to novella - from comically masculine rogue to the psychically scarred female - from wilderness to city. This study examines the metaphors Harrison uses to offer critical entrance into his fiction - food, place, ecological concerns, journey, "soul history," and region. Harrison's fiction contains the underlying currents of alienation and lost identity, and he uses these currents imbedded in modern life to explore the viability of the mythic quest and the American Dream. This study, the first full length critical analysis of Harrison's work, illuminates Harrison's diversity and range, placing him in the top echelon of contemporary American authors. Through personal association and a passionate attachment to Harrison's work, Patrick Smith uses close readings and contemporary literary theory to produce criticism that sketches the scope of Harrison's influence.
Michigan State University Press, 2002, Cloth, Book Condition: Like New, Jacket Condition: Like New. . D/J in Protective Wrapper. 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall.
ISBN: 0870136143
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Inventory #6250
Price: £ 10.00 GBP ($ 13.03 approx. - € 11.05 approx.)
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Moon, Brenda
This is a detailed biography, of Miss Amelia B Edwards; founder of the Egypt Exploration Fund, as it was originally known. Miss Edwards (1831-1892) was a well-known novelist who became interested in preserving Egypt's ancient monuments while on a cruise in 1873-4, the subject of her best-selling travel book "A Thousand Miles Up The Nile".319pp. N.B. Dent to foredge of rear board otherwise As New.
Egypt Exploration Society, 2006, Cloth/Laminated Boards, Book Condition: Fine, Jacket Condition: No d/j as Published. First Edition. . 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall.
ISBN: 0856981699
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Inventory #24066
Price: £ 20.00 GBP ($ 26.06 approx. - € 22.10 approx.)
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Woodcock, George
N.B. Some underlining. Previous owners inscription to ffep. 248pp.
Black Rose Books, 1989, Paperback, Book Condition: Good, Jacket Condition: No d/j as Published. . . 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall.
ISBN: 0921689403
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Inventory #27822
Price: £ 6.00 GBP ($ 7.82 approx. - € 6.63 approx.)
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