Why We Read Fiction: Theory of Mind and the Novel
Why We Read Fiction offers a lucid overview of the most exciting area of research in contemporary cognitive psychology known as "Theory of Mind" and discusses its implications for literary studies. It covers a broad range of fictional narratives, from Richardson s Clarissa, Dostoyevski's Crime and Punishment, and Austen s Pride and Prejudice to Woolf's Mrs. Dalloway, Nabokov's Lolita, and Hammett s The Maltese Falcon. Zunshine's surprising new interpretations of well-known literary texts and popular cultural representations constantly prod her readers to rethink their own interest in fictional narrative. Written for a general audience, this study provides a jargon-free introduction to the rapidly growing interdisciplinary field known as cognitive approaches to literature and culture.
What people are saying - Write a review
Why We Read Fiction: Theory of Mind And the Novel (The Theory and Interpretation of Narrative Series)のちりめんどんやさんの感想・レビューUser Review - ちりめんどんや - 読書メーター
Mrs Dalloway Richardson's Clarissa, Nabokov Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - blackjacket - LibraryThing
I always wondered why we, readers, tolerate fiction - it's all made up isn't it? Why bother? Why are we entertained? Why not stick to non-fiction? This book, drawing on research from the field of ... Read full review