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Published: 10 January 2019

176 Pages


ISBN: 9780190845476

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When Fiction Feels Real

Representation and the Reading Mind

Elaine Auyoung

  • Provides readers, writers, and critics with new tools for thinking about what is unique about literary experience
  • Uncovers a range of narrative techniques that major nineteenth-century novelists use to shape the experience of reading
  • Demonstrates how psychological research on reading and cognition can help literary critics move beyond longstanding assumptions within the discipline