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Fiction and the Weave of Life, Paperback / softback Book

Fiction and the Weave of Life Paperback / softback


Literature is a source of understanding and insight into the human condition.

Yet ever since Aristotle, philosophers have struggled to provide a plausible account of how this can be the case.

For surely the fictionality - the sheer invented character - of the literary work means that literature concerns itself not with the real world but with other worlds - what are commonly called fictional worlds.

How is it, then, that fictions can tell us something ofconsequence about reality?

In Fiction and the Weave of Life, John Gibson offers a novel and intriguing account of the relationship between literature and life, and shows that literature's great cultural and cognitive value is inseparable from its fictionality and inventiveness.


  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 212 pages
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
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  • Category: Literary theory
  • ISBN: 9780199642571

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