Literary Character (Hardback)
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Literary Character (Hardback)

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Hardback 160 Pages / Published: 26/12/1992
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Literary character as human representation has been long neglected by mainstream theorists; particularly deconstructionalists. In his collection of inter-disciplinary essays, John V. Knapp seeks to commence negotiations between the empirical sciences and hermeneutical fields. The synthesis of mainstream psychology and literary criticism could enrich the study of literary character, Knapp proposes in his introductory essay. He closely discusses Freud's hegemony and explains his ideas for dismantling this confining system used to analyze the behavior of fictional beings. All the essays re-discover and re-assess "character type" as human type. Contributors: John V. Knapp, Kenneth J. Gergen, Richard J. Gerrig, David W. Allbriton, Gerald Mead, Uri Margolin, Okey Goode, Baruch Hochman, Ilja Wachs, James Phelan and David Fishelov,

Publisher: University Press of America
ISBN: 9780819188854
Number of pages: 160
Weight: 390 g
Dimensions: 235 x 155 x 15 mm


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This valuable interdisciplinary anthology provides excellent contributions dealing with a neglected topic in the link between literary characterization and models of agency in everyday life, contemporary social psychology, and poetics. At a time when post-structuralist are struggling to rethink sweeping explusions of agency, the articles in this volume manifest a special pertinence and exemplary quality. The essays together open up important awareness of inquiry and provide a model of constructive literary research. -- Pairley Livingston, McGill University
John Knapp's collection makes a vital point for literary critics. Knapp's collection gives both theory and examples that should bridge the gap between literary studies and the impressive recent advances in regular psychology. -- Norman N. Holland, University of Florida
John Knapp's collection makes a vital point for literary critics. Knapp's collection gives both theory and examples that should bridge the gap between literary studies and the impressive recent advances in regular psychology. -- Norman N. Holland, University of Florida
This valuable interdisciplinary anthology provides excellent contributions dealing with a neglected topic in the link between literary characterization and models of agency in everyday life, contemporary social psychology, and poetics. At a time when post-structuralist are struggling to rethink sweeping explusions of agency, the articles in this volume manifest a special pertinence and exemplary quality. The essays together open up important awareness of inquiry and provide a model of constructive literary research. -- Pairley Livingston, McGill University

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