Literature Thomas G. Pavel Fictional Worlds

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Fictional Worlds

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Creators of fiction demand that we venture into alien spaces, into the worlds of Antigone, Don Quixote, Faust, Sherlock Holmes. Created worlds may resemble the actual world, but they can just as easily be deemed incomplete, precarious, or irrelevant. Why, then, does fiction continue to pull us in and, more interesting perhaps, how? In this beautiful book Pavel provides a poetics of the imaginary worlds of fiction, their properties and their reason for being. Thomas Pavelis a noted literary theorist and a novelist as well. His genial, graceful book has a polemical edge: he notes that structuralism started as a project to infuse new life into literary studies through the devices of linguistics. That project undercut referential issues, however, and is now obsolete. Pavelargues that what matters about fiction is its relation to the human capacity of invention and the complex requirements of imagination. He moves decisively beyond the constraints of formalism and textualism toward a diverse theory of fiction that is sensitive to both literary and philosophical concerns. Along the way he takes its through special landscapes that reveal the inextricability of art, religion, and myth. This is a venturesome book of the first order.

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About the Author:

Thomas G. Pavel is Professor of Literature, University of California at Santa Cruz.

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Fictional Worlds brings powerfully to bear on its topic the resources of literary theory, philosophy, and linguistics. It is a brilliant and humane account of the nature of the 'ontological landscapes' created by story, and how these landscapes create compelling, often conflicting realities. It is an intellectually exciting, beautifully conceived work. (Jerome Bruner)

Pavel's work is an eloquent statement of one of the purposes of fiction: to allow the reader into a 'made-up' world so that the reader is allowed to invent that world himself...He challenges formalism, structuralism and textualism to make a case for seeing fiction, not so much as an aberration of culture, but rather as an integral, though marginal, phenomenon...An engaging text for scholars and writers alike. (Boston Globe)

Cogently argued and generously sprinkled with examples from Homer to Herzog, this book is a welcome beginning toward a critique of the non-referential demands of structuralism, the hermeneutical mayhem of many deconstructionists, and the lurking relativism of extreme reader-response critics. (Literature Theology)

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