The Passionate Muse

The Passionate Muse

Exploring Emotion in Stories

eBook - 2011
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The emotions a character feels--Hamlet's vengefulness when he realizes his uncle has killed his father, Anna Karenina's despair when she feels she can longer sustain her life, Marcel's joy when he tastes a piece of madeleine cake--are vital aspects of the experience of fiction. As Keith Oatley points out, it's not just the emotions of literary characters such as these in which we are interested. If we didn't ourselves experience emotions, we wouldn't go to the play, or watch the film, or read the book. In The Passionate Muse, Oatley, who is both a prize-winning novelist and a distinguished res.
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 2011
ISBN: 9781280593383
1280593385
9780199921317
0199921318
0199767637
9780199767632
Characteristics: 1 online resource

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