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Comeuppance: Costly Signaling, Altruistic Punishment, and Other Biological Components of Fiction

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With 'Comeuppance', Flesch delivers the freshest, most generous thinking about the novel since Walter Benjamin wrote on the storyteller and Wayne C. Booth on the rhetoric of fiction. Flesch integrates evolutionary psychology into literary studies, creating a new theory of fiction in which form and content intermesh.
Hardcover, 252 pages
Published January 1st 2008 by Harvard University Press
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Jun 21, 2008 Jason ("jcreed") rated it really liked it
Readable and insightful analysis of the function of reciprocation, altruism, signaling, rational and irrational behavior in life and in narratives. I expect you might get even more out of it than me if you have read more literature.
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William Flesch is Professor of English at Brandeis University (Waltham, MA).

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