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March 1, 1993
9780801844997
English
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The Fictive and the Imaginary

Charting Literary Anthropology

The pioneer of "literary anthropology," Wolfgang Iser presents a wide-ranging and comprehensive exploration of this new field in an attempt to explain the human need for the "particular form of make-believe" known as literature. Ranging from the Renaissance pastoral to Coleridge to Sartre and Beckett, The Fictive and the Imaginary is a distinguished work of scholarship from one of Europe's most respected and influential critics.

Reviews

Superb in its analysis of many scholarly sources.

- Carole J. Lambert - Southern Humanities Review

Iser is an influential figure, and aficionados will welcome the comprehensive exposition he provides here.

- Terence Cave - Times Literary Supplement

Endorsements

A new book by Wolfgang Iser is an important event in the critical world. This one, with its wide-ranging and ambitious argument, will require the attention of everyone who thinks seriously and at all philosophically about literary culture and what it has to tell us about being human.

- Ross Chambers, University of Michigan
Johns Hopkins University Press
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