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By J.J.A. Mooij

This booklet is a learn of the position of the mind's eye. It specializes in the innovative use of language in literature (poetry and narrative prose); however it additionally touches on a few extra complete concerns, for the questions it discusses are questions concerning the courting among brain, fact and unreality. the 1st chapters survey the considering the mind's eye within the background of philosophy. the most tendencies and the most difficulties are mentioned, rather in recognize of the (positive or damaging) evaluate of mind's eye. the following chapters examine the function of the mind's eye from a better perspective. How is it that mind's eye seems in literary paintings? crucial themes of dialogue are the character of narrativity, of fictional discourse and fictional gadgets, of sensible fiction, of symbolism and metaphor. additionally, the similarities (both actual and imagined) among literature and the opposite arts are explored. In all chapters awareness is paid to the matter of the price of artwork and literary mind's eye. The final bankruptcy addresses this factor head-on. particularly, it makes an attempt to outline the worth of literature relating to technological know-how.

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