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Such Stuff as Dreams Such Stuff as Dreams The Psychology of Fiction Keith Oatley A John Wiley & Sons, Ltd., Publication This edition fi rst published 2011 © 2011 Keith Oatley Wiley-Blackwell is an imprint of John Wiley & Sons, formed by the merger of Wiley’s global Scientifi c, Technical and Medical business with Blackwell Publishing. Registered Office John Wiley & Sons Ltd, The Atrium, Southern Gate, Chichester, West Sussex, PO19 8SQ, United Kingdom Editorial Offi ces 350 Main Street, Malden, MA 02148-5020, USA 9600 Garsington Road, Oxford, OX4 2DQ, UK The Atrium, Southern Gate, Chichester, West Sussex, PO19 8SQ, UK For details of our global editorial offi ces, for customer services, and for information about how to apply for permission to reuse the copyright material in this book please see our website at www.wiley.com/wiley-blackwell. The right of Keith Oatley to be identifi ed as the author of this work has been asserted in accordance with the UK Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988. All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted, in any form or by any means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording or otherwise, except as permitted by the UK Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988, without the prior permission of the publisher. Wiley also publishes its books in a variety of electronic formats. Some content that appears in print may not be available in electronic books. Designations used by companies to distinguish their products are often claimed as trademarks. All brand names and product names used in this book are trade names, service marks, trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners. The publisher is not associated with any product or vendor mentioned in this book. This publication is designed to provide accurate and authoritative information in regard to the subject matter covered. It is sold on the understanding that the publisher is not engaged in rendering professional services. If professional advice or other expert assistance is required, the services of a competent professional should be sought. Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data Oatley, Keith. Such stuff as dreams : the psychology of fiction / Keith Oatley. p. cm. Includes bibliographical references and index. ISBN 978-0-470-97457-5 (pbk.) 1. Fiction–History and criticism–Theory, etc. 2. Fiction–Psychological aspects. 3. Psychology and literature. 4. Literature–Psychology. I. Title. PN3352.P7O28 2011 808.3–dc22 2011002207 A catalogue record for this book is available from the British Library. This book is published in the following electronic formats: ePDFs 9781119970927; Wiley Online Library 9781119970910; ePub 9781119973539 Set in 10.5 on 13 pt Minion by Toppan Best-set Premedia Limited 1 2011 For Simon, Susan, Grant, & Hannah and Daisy, Amber, Ewan, & Kaya Contents Preface ix Acknowledgments xiii 1 Fiction as dream: Models, world-building, simulation 1 2 The space-in-between: Childhood play as the entrance to fiction 23 3 Creativity: Imagined worlds 51 4 Character, action, incident: Mental models of people and their doings 81 5 Emotions: Scenes in the imagination 107 6 Writing fi ction: Cues for the reader 133 7 Effects of fi ction: Is fi ction good for you? 155 8 Talking about fi ction: Interpretation in conversation 177 Endnotes 197 Bibliography 239 Name Index 263 Subject Index 271 ... - tailieumienphi.vn
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