This book represents the latest advances in cognitive poetics. It builds feeling and embodied experience on to the insights into meaningfulness that the cognitive approach to literature has achieved in recent years. Taking key familiar concepts such as characterisation, tone, empathy, and identification, the book aims to describe the natural experience of literary reading in a thorough and principled way. It draws on stylistics, psycholinguistics, critical theory and neurology to explore the nature of reading verbal art. The aim is a new cognitive aesthetics of literature for its readers.
|Print publication date: 2005||Print ISBN-13: 9780748625819|
|Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: March 2012||DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9780748625819.001.0001|