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From: matthew.malthouse@guardian.co.uk
Date: Fri, 25 Apr 2003 09:47:33 +0100
Subject: Re: (urth) Generic Considerations

On 24/04/2003 18:41:20 Dan'l Danehy-Oakes wrote:

>> >Can you show me a fictive universe which maps exactly against the
>> >If so, how can you know it does?
>>When a character in a Ruth Rendell thriller walks a London street near
>>home I can too.  When Graves' Claudius refers to the Sybiline prophesies
>>can recall the cave complex of the Cumean Sybil I visited in February.
>>Taking a plane or driving car are possible.
>>While character and narrative might in varying degrees be creations of
>>author their milieu is something we can experience.
>It seems to me that you are saying here that persons (characters)
>and events (narrative) are not part of "the real," but places
>(streets and caves) and inanimate objects (planes and cars) are.
>Am I understanding you correctly in this?

Substitute observable, or perhaps experiential, for "real".



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