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Title How to make believe : the fictional truths of the representational arts / edited by J. Alexander Bareis and Lene Nordrum.
Imprint Berlin ; Boston : De Gruyter, [2015]

Series Narratologia, 1612-8427 ; Volume 49
Narratologia ; Volume 49.
Subject Narration (Rhetoric)
Imagination in literature.
Discourse analysis, Narrative.
Fiction -- Technique.
Truth in literature.
Alt Name Bareis, J. Alexander,
Nordrum, Lene,
Description 1 online resource
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Frontmatter -- Table of Contents -- Introduction -- Section 1 -- Theory -- The Concept of Literary Realism -- Thought, Make-Believe and the Opacity of Narrative -- Narrative per se and Narratability -- Section 2 -- Literature and Film -- Distance in Fiction -- Narration, Representation, Memoir, Truth, and Lies: How We Diminish the Art of Narrative with Simple Truths -- Truth in Fiction -- Destabilizing Reality: Postmodern Narrative and the Logic of Make-Believe -- The Place for External Considerations in Reading Literary Fiction -- Fictional Truth, Principles of Generation, and Interpretation: Or: Why it is Fictionally True that Tony Soprano was Shot Dead -- Deixis in Literary and Film Fiction: Intra-Ontological Reference and the Case of Controlling Fictional Narrators -- Metalepsis and Participation in Games of Make-Believe -- 'I grieve' as Make-Believe: Generating Fictional Truth in Eighteenth-Century Lamentation Poetry (Günther, Haller, Young and Novalis) -- Section 3 -- Theatre and Music -- Fictionality and Make-Believe in Drama, Theatre and Opera -- Making Meaning in the Theatre: Double Noesis -- Impurely Musical Make-Believe -- Section 4 -- Games -- Make-Believe Wickedness vs. Wicked Making-Believe: RPGs, Imagination and Moral Complicity -- Agency and Volition in Make-Believe Worlds -- Prop Perspective and the Aesthetics of Play -- Index -- Contact Addresses.
Summary Over the last two decades, the notion of make-believe has become a major theory for the understanding of representational arts in general. As a contribution to this development, the current volume provides 17 articles on how make-believe theory can be used to explain the generation of fictional truths in various forms of representations such as novels, poems, plays, computer games, role playing games, music, and virtual reality.
ISBN 9783110443967 (electronic bk.)
3110443961 (electronic bk.)
3110435721 (EPUB)
9783110435726 (EPUB)
OCLC # 1004392144
Additional Format Print version: How to make believe : the fictional truths of the representational arts. Berlin, [Germany] ; Boston, [Massachusetts] : De Gruyter, ©2015 vii, 362 pages Narratologia ; Volume 49 1612-8427 9783110441536

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