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Author Austin, Michael, 1966-

Title Useful fictions : evolution, anxiety, and the origins of literature / Michael Austin

Publ Info Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, [2010]
 RWU Main Library  PN3352.P7 A87 2010    AVAILABLE
 URI  PN3352 P7 A87 2010    AVAILABLE
 Wheaton Stacks  PN3352.P7 A87 2010    DUE 01-02-15
Descript xvii, 171 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
text rdacontent
unmediated rdamedia
volume rdacarrier
Series Frontiers of narrative
Note Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents Scheherazade's stories and Pangloss's nose -- Stories for thinking -- The influence of anxiety -- Information anxiety -- The problem of other people -- Sex, lies, and phenotypes -- Deceiving ourselves and others
LC subject Fiction -- History and criticism -- Theory, etc
Fiction -- Psychological aspects
Fiction -- Appreciation
Evolution in literature
Literature -- Philosophy
ISBN 9780803230262 (cloth : alk. paper)
0803230265 (cloth : alk. paper)