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Reading Fiction with Lucian: Fakes, Freaks and Hyperreality (Karen ni Mheallaigh) Hardcover Book, (Cambridge University Press, 2014) 9781107079335
Reading Fiction with Lucian: Fakes, Freaks and Hyperreality (Karen ni Mheallaigh) Hardcover Book, (Cambridge University Press, 2014) 9781107079335
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Title: Reading Fiction with Lucian: Fakes, Freaks and Hyperreality

Author: Mheallaigh, Karen ni

Publisher: Cambridge University Press; Publication Date: 2014

Hardcover; ISBN: 9781107079335

Volumes: 1; Pages: 352

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This book offers a captivating new interpretation of Lucian as a fictional theorist and writer to stand alongside the novelists of the day, bringing to bear on his works a whole new set of reading strategies. It argues that the aesthetic and cultural issues Lucian faced, in a world of mimesis and replication, were akin to those found in postmodern contexts: the ubiquity of the fake, the erasure of origins, the focus on the freakish and weird at the expense of the traditional. In addition to exploring the texture of Lucian's own writing, Dr n� Mheallaigh uses Lucian as a focal point through which to examine other fictional texts of the period, including Antonius Diogenes' The Incredible Things Beyond Thule, Dictys' Journal of the Trojan War and Ptolemy Chennus' Novel History, and reveals the importance of fiction's engagement with its contemporary culture of writing, entertainment and wonder.Table of Contents1. Introduction: Lucian's Promethean poetics: hybridity, fiction and the postmodern2. Toxaris: microfiction and the Greek novel3. Philopseudes: philosophy of fiction, drama of reading4. Semiotic fictions: the lector in fabula from The Incredible Things Beyond Thule to The Name of the Rose5. Beyond Thule: adventures at the edge of the text6. Lucian's True Stories: travels in hyperreality7. Conclusion: fiction and the wonder-culture of the Roman Empire
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