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Author Vernay, Jean-Franois

Title Seduction of fiction : a plea for putting emotions back into literary interpretation
Published [Place of publication not identified] : Palgrave Macmillan, 2016
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Contents Author's preface to the English edition -- Translator's Note -- Introduction -- Chapter 1: The multiple possibilities of reading -- Chapter 2: Interpretation as an art -- Chapter 3: Context matters -- Chapter 4: The writer's seductive power -- Chapter 5: The symbiosis of psychoanalysis and fiction -- Chapter 6: The art of storytelling -- Chapter 7: The novel as a work of bad faith -- Chapter 8: The impossible quest for truth -- Chapter 9: Breaking New Ground: The Psycholiterary Approach to Fiction -- Conclusion
Summary By meshing psychology with literary analysis, this book inspires us to view the reading of fictional works as an emotional and seductive affair between reader and writer. Arguing that current teaching practices have contributed to the current decline in the study of literature, Jean-Fran├žois Vernay's plea brings a refreshing perspective by seeking new directions and conceptual tools to highlight the value of literature. Interdisciplinary in focus and relevant to timely discussions of the vitality between emotion and literary studies, particularly within the contexts of psychology, affect studies, and cognitive studies, this book will open up a space in which the formation of our emotions can be openly examined and discussed. Jean-Fran├žois Vernay has published extensively in the field of Literary Studies both in French and in English. His books, Water from the Moon: Illusion and Reality in the Works of Australian Novelist Christopher Koch andA Brief Take on the Australian Novel, focus on Australian fiction. Carolyne Lee is a Senior Fellow in the School of Culture & Communication at the University of Melbourne, Australia. She has published four books, the latest being Our Very Own Adventure
Subject Fiction.
Literature -- History and criticism.
Literature -- Philosophy.
Genre/Form Literature.
Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 3319394533 (electronic bk.)
9783319394534 (electronic bk.)