Narrative, Fiction, Imagination

In Pokorny Kotatko (ed.), Fictionality-Possibility-Reality (2010)
Hamilton argues that narratives engage our imaginations not so much by having us pretend the events they depict are true or present as by having us engage in a kind of anticipation of events to come. The idea is that the grasp of a narratively structured presentation is explained in very much the same way any sequence of events, considered as a sequence, is grasped.
Keywords narrative  narrative sequences  anticipation  aesthetics
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