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How to Make Believe : The Fictional Truths of the Representational Arts (Hardcover)

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This volume consists of 18 essays that consider how make-believe theory can be used to explain the creation of fictional truths in representational arts like novels, film, poetry, plays, games, music, and virtual reality. They discuss theoretical issues of narration, including the concept of realism in literature, narrative opacity, and the mental mechanisms involved in narrative; literature and visual art forms like novels, memoirs, poetry, films, television series, and photos and pictures, with discussion of telling vs. showing, truth-depiction and genre-definition in memoirs, fact vs. fiction, Alain Robbe-Grillet's novel Jealousy, reader responses to literary fiction, The Sopranos, controlling fictional narrators in literature and film, metalepsis, and lyric poetry; performative art forms like drama, theatre, opera, and classical music; and games, with discussion of ethics and morality in role-playing games, agency and volition in Second Life, and prop perspectives in computer games. Annotation ©2016 Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR (protoview.com)
Number of Pages: 362
Genre: Literary Criticism
Sub-Genre: Semiotics + Theory
Series Title: Narratologia
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: De Gruyter
Language: English
Street Date: November 3, 2015
TCIN: 50275105
UPC: 9783110441536
Item Number (DPCI): 248-05-1819
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