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Lubomír Doležel studied Czech and Russian philology at Charles University in . In Lubomír Doležel published his most influential book Heterocosmica. Lubomír Doležel was a Czech literary theorist, and one of the founders of the so- called fictional (revised edition in Czech ); Occidental Poetics: Tradition and Progress, ; Heterocosmica: Fiction and Possible Worlds, . Heterocosmica has 56 ratings and 4 reviews. Kris said: () čtenář musí odsunout do pozadí znalost svého vlastního domova a stát se kognitivním občanem.

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Eolezel fiction is probably the most active experimental laboratory of the world-constructing enterprise. Commentators usually admit that fiction conveys some kind of truth—the truth of the story of Faust, for instance. They acknowledge that fiction usually bears some kind of relation to reality—for example, the London of Dickens.

But both the status of the truth and the nature of the relationship have baffled, frustrated, or repelled a long line of thinkers.

Heterocosmica: Fiction and Possible Worlds by Lubomír Doležel

Beginning with a discussion of the extant semantics and pragmatics of fictionality—by Leibniz, Russell, Frege, Searle, Auerbach, and others—he relates them to literature, literary theory, and narratology.


He also investigates theories of action, intention, and literary communication to develop a system of concepts that allows him to offer perceptive reinterpretations of a host of classical, modern, and postmodern fictional narratives—from Defoe through Dickens, Dostoevsky, Huysmans, Bely, and Kafka to Hemingway, Kundera, Rhys, Plenzdorf, and Coetzee.

By careful attention to philosophical inquiry into possible worlds, especially Saul Kripke’s and Jaakko Hintikka’s, and through long familiarity with literary theory, Dolezel brings us an unprecedented examination of the notion of fictional worlds. Paperbackpages.

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This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Dec 11, Kris rated it really liked it Shelves: A map is not the territory Jul 26, Nathaniel rated it it was ok Shelves: Jul 30, Robin rated it really liked it Shelves: Dolezel is a master of making things as complicated as possible. That said, once you get used to the heavy academic language, it’s a pretty good read.

Sep 23, Dan rated it liked it.

Impeccable and impressive scholarship, for sure. But it also reads more often than not like a clever satire of the most tedious kind of academic writing.

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He studied under several members of the Prague School, an influential centre of inter-war structuralist and semiotic thought. No trivia or quizzes yet. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.