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Elements of Surprise

Our Mental Limits and the Satisfactions of Plot

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$38.00 • £30.95 • €34.00

ISBN 9780674980204

Publication Date: 04/16/2018

Academic Trade

344 pages

5-1/2 x 8-1/4 inches

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  • Introduction
  • 1. Elementary Problems
  • 2. The Curse of Knowledge?
  • 3. The Poetics of Surprise
  • 4. The Naming of Things
  • 5. Revelations, Recognitions, and the Satisfactions of Plot
  • 6. When Unreliability Is a Surprise
  • 7. When Narration Itself Is a Surprise
  • 8. So Many Things Are Obvious (Now That We’re at the End)
  • Notes
  • References
  • Acknowledgments
  • Index

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