Verbal Art: A Philosophy of Literature and Literary by Anders Pettersson

By Anders Pettersson

Pettersson demonstrates the results and purposes of the idea via a chain of special reports of literary works, taking care to teach that his thought is suitable with a large number of views. Combining an intimate wisdom of contemporary literary concept and the aesthetics of literature with leading edge purposes of linguistics and cognitive psychology to the literary paintings, he offers a radical therapy of basic difficulties within the region, together with the idea that of a textual content or paintings, the concept that of shape, and the individuality of the literary use of language.

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Verbal Art: A Philosophy of Literature and Literary Experience

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Fm Page 36 Thursday, June 15, 2000 4:47 PM 36 A Theory of Literature in Outline whose raison d’être lies in the truthful reflection of fact. Here one might speak of a direct connection with real life: if we judge the information to be trustworthy, we simply use it to update our beliefs about reality. ) On reading a poem or a novel, we are also confronted with mental representations, with pictures of reality of a kind. These may be pictures of fictive, made-up realities, or they may be true to the real world.

3 She also understands that her problems are a punishment for her desire to assert her real self, and that it was she who inflicted this penalty on herself, but that the underlying will was that of others, of some other person. Someone not wanted such as she or he is, will wish to die. And one way of dying is to let oneself be disowned and humiliated, and to disown oneself all that life may give. The light. This insight effects a certain, though far from complete, improvement in her condition.

The positive felings likely to be created by the story are no doubt mainly due to the underlying idea of love’s healing powers. Updike’s “Pygmalion” is more complex: readers may focus on more varied aspects of its content, and it is difficult to determine the precise import of the humour or irony so essential to its general character. From one point of view, “Pygmalion” describes an American uppermiddle-class husband and his half-conscious attempts to remodel his new wife to correspond to his feminine ideal.

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