Texture - A Cognitive Aesthetics of Reading

Texture - A Cognitive Aesthetics of Reading : A Cognitive Aesthetics of Reading

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Representing the latest advance in cognitive poetics, this book builds feeling and embodied experience on to the insights into meaningfulness which the cognitive approach to literature has achieved in recent years. Taking key familiar concepts such as characterisation, tone, empathy, and identification, the book describes the natural experience of literary reading in a thorough and principled way. Accessibly and informatively written, "Texture" draws on stylistics, psycholinguistics, critical theory and neurology to explore the nature of reading verbal art. The result is a new cognitive aesthetics of literature for its academic, student, professional and natural readers.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 224 pages
  • 156 x 234 x 20.32mm | 345g
  • Edinburgh, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Reprint
  • black & white tables, figures
  • 0748625828
  • 9780748625826
  • 74,063

Table of contents

1. Introduction: Text, Textuality and Texture; 2. Characterisation; 3. Motivation; 4. Voice; 5. Irony; 6. Tone; 7. Sensation; 8. Empathy; 9. Identification; 10. Resistance r.
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About Peter Stockwell

Peter Stockwell is Professor of Literary Linguistics at the University of Nottingham
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