History. Fiction. Literature. A brief presentation

Costa Lima, Luiz (2008) History. Fiction. Literature. A brief presentation. Crossroads, 2 2: 173-177.

Author Costa Lima, Luiz
Title History. Fiction. Literature. A brief presentation
Journal name Crossroads
ISSN 1839-8774
1833-878X
Publication date 2008
Sub-type Article (original research)
Volume 2
Issue 2
Start page 173
End page 177
Total pages 5
Editor Matthew Lamb
Place of publication St Lucia, Qld., Australia
Publisher Crossroads
Language eng
Formatted abstract
This seminar paper draws upon the full range of Costa Lima’s thought – from his
discussion on Jeremy Bentham’s Theory of Fictions, which he first examined in Control of
the Imaginary
(1988), through to more recent meditations on the nature of fiction, as in
História. Ficção. Literatura (2006) – and reconfigures it in terms of the relationship between
‘necessary (non-literary) fiction’ and power. Through a brief discussion on Machiavelli
and Merleau-Ponty, Costa Lima effectively draws attention to the pervasive political
implications of fiction on our quotidian reality; and to the relevance and importance of
literary fiction to disclose these masks of power.
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Unknown
Additional Notes Special Issue on Luiz Costa Lima

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collection: School of Historical and Philosophical Inquiry
 
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