The control of the imagination and the novel

Costa Lima, Luiz (2008) The control of the imagination and the novel. Crossroads, 2 2: 141-158.

Author Costa Lima, Luiz
Title The control of the imagination and the novel
Journal name Crossroads
ISSN 1839-8774
Publication date 2008
Sub-type Article (original research)
Volume 2
Issue 2
Start page 141
End page 158
Total pages 18
Editor Matthew Lamb
Place of publication St Lucia, Qld., Australia
Publisher Crossroads
Language eng
Formatted abstract
This article is Costa Lima’s contribution to a two volume cultural history of the Novel. It
is also a useful overview and summary of Costa Lima’s ideas pertaining to the control of
the imaginary in relation to the novel at this point in his thinking. Here he looks
separately at the themes of the imagination, the novel and control. Regarding the
imagination, the discussion ranges from Aristotle, through Dante, to Coleridge. Regarding
the novel, the discussion, delimited by matters of control, examines first the ideas of
Schlegel and Hegel, and then, more recently, the ideas of Bahktin and Zumthor. The
following section on control is the most succinct summary of this notion since the first of
chapter of Control of the Imaginary (1988). Each of these preceding discussions is then
brought to bear upon a brief survey of the English novel in the Eighteenth century; here
Costa Lima demonstrates ‘control in action’, in such novels as Defoe’s Robinson Crusoe
and Sterne’s Tristram Shandy.
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Unknown
Additional Notes Special Issue on Luiz Costa Lima

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