The Fictive and the Imaginary: Charting Literary

The Fictive and the Imaginary: Charting Literary I can t go on I must go on i go on. This book revolutionized the way I read poetry, especially pastoral Difficult but rewarding. Alright, I humbly admit that this one is too dense for me to actually find any enjoyment in slogging through it I may return to it for reference, or when I have expanded my lit theory vocabulary. The pioneer of literary anthropology, Wolfgang Iser presents a wide ranging and comprehensive exploration of this new field in an attempt to explain the human need for the particular form of make believe known as literature Ranging from the Renaissance pastoral to Coleridge to Sartre and Beckett, The Fictive and the Imaginary is a distinguished work of scholarship from one of Europe s most respected and influential critics

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