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I am referring to the Aristotelian definition of fable, which according to Ranciere (2006), bears "the arrangement of necessary and verisimilar actions that lead the characters from fortune to misfortune, or vice versa, through the careful construction of the intrigue [noeud] and denouement" (1).
The verisimilar, Manzoni argued, is "un vero, diverso bensi anzi diversissimo dal reale, ma un vero veduto dalla mente persempre o, per parlar con piu precisione, irrevocabilmente" (Tutte le opere III: 298-99).
The decision to be inexplicit about a date which cannot be assumed to be a secret from any character in this verisimilar novel is a clear indication that at this point what really happens is being both drawn to our attention and withdrawn from our view.
The prefix dyad "eu" (good, happy) and "ou" (non-, un-) suggests exactly the difference between possible and impossible, between verisimilar and improbable, or between two different reading pacts.
more authorial presence is effaced the more verisimilar a work becomes.
Which leads us to the following question: does the distinct importance given to memory and dreams really transform them into mirages more verisimilar than reality itself?
Much as Aristotle had claimed that the mixed constitution could guard against the abuses of "extreme democracy or unmixed oligarchy, or a tyranny due to the excesses of either," Guarini defends tragicomedy as a form that mediates the harmful extremes of tragedy and comedy, taking "from tragedy its great persons but not its great action, its verisimilar plot but not its true one, .
One cannot make conceivable moral judgments regarding terrorism unless one has a compatible, verisimilar set of moral standards (Lazaroiu, 2014) concerning war and political brute force.
The verisimilar consists in a mental reconfiguration of some situations when we have not been witnesses, but which start spontaneously in each of us, following strict rules valuable for all minds.
28) Cervantes may here be claiming that, as Egido has stated, he sought the verisimilar plots required by inventio (26).
121) Whatever the case, we have here a clear case of history being effectively made up at the margins, and given a flavour which adds up to plain but attractive and verisimilar Christian propaganda, but also displays the way character, conversation, and bearing can operate to reverse seemingly impossible circumstances.
31) The implication here (a la Samuel Johnson) is that the imagination is verisimilar to a fault.