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