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5057 -- ISER, WOLFGANG

Das Fiktive und das Imaginäre. Perspektiven literarischer Anthropologie
(Suhrkamp Taschenbuch Wissenschaft 1101)
Frankfurt/M.: Suhrkamp Verlag 2001
522 pp., Euro 16,-; ISBN 3-518-28701-X

The fictitious and the Imaginary. Perspectives of literary anthropology
This study, first published in 1993, regards literature as a mirror of anthropological (human) equipment and generates a form of this understanding which - according to the author - cannot be gained from cultural anthropology, nor from philosophical anthropology. He reflects on Renaissance bucolic literary texts as a paradigm for literary fictionality, theme-related fiction in philosophical discourse, includes an excursus on S. Beckett´s "Imagination Dead Imagine", followed by a discussion of the functions of games, kinds of games, and the conclusion reflects on performance, stage-setting and mimesis.

Keywords: fictitious, imaginary, literary anthropology, anthropology and literature

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