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By John Frow

ISBN-10: 0198704518

ISBN-13: 9780198704515

ISBN-10: 0198778554

ISBN-13: 9780198778554

Fictional personality is an ontologically ambivalent class — without delay a proper build and a quasi-person — which lies on the middle of the lifetime of textual fictions of all types. personality and individual explores that ambivalence by means of investigating not just the types of factor that personality is yet the way it works to have interaction readers and the diversity of typologies wherein it's been developed in very varied classes, media, and genres. John Frow seeks to
explore the ways that personality is person-like, and during that the query of what it potential to be a social individual. His concentration is therefore at the interplay among its significant different types, and its process includes a relentless play backward and forward among them: from philosophical theories of face to an account of
the masks within the New Comedy; from an exploration of medieval ideals concerning the body's lifestyles within the afterlife to a interpreting of Dante's Purgatorio; from the historical past of humoral medication to the determine of the melancholic in Jacobean drama; and from Proust and Pessoa to cognitive technology. What develops from this methodological dedication to fusing the types of personality and individual is a longer research of the schemata that underpin each one of them of their precise yet together constitutive
spheres of operation.

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