Narrative, Fiction, Imagination

In Pokorny Kotatko (ed.), Fictionality-Possibility-Reality (2010)
Abstract
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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