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When fiction feels real : representation and the reading mind / Elaine Auyoung.

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Subject: Fiction > History and criticism > Theory, etc.
Fiction > Psychological aspects.
Tolstoy, Leo, graf, 1828-1910. Anna Karenina.
English fiction > 19th century > History and criticism.
Realism in literature.
Mimesis in literature.
Reading, Psychology of.

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  • ISBN: 9780190845506
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource : illustrations (black and white)
  • Publisher: New York, NY : Oxford University Press, 2018.

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General Note: Previously issued in print: 2018.
Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary, etc.: This work explores questions that are central to literary experience but remain difficult for critics to explain, such as how novels can seem to transport readers to fictional worlds that feel real, why literary characters can come to seem like intimate friends, and what is uniquely pleasurable about reading fiction.
Target Audience Note: Specialized.
Source of Description Note: Description based on online resource; title from home page (viewed on September 20, 2018).
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