978-0-8093-0883-5 / 9780809308835

The Reader, the Text, the Poem: The Transactional Theory of the Literary Work


Publisher:Southern Illinois University Press



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This important new work brings a fresh and carefully elaborated theory of the literary work of art to the current re­discovery of the readerthat of the concept, based on the transactional point of view, of the two-way process involved in eliciting a literary work of art from a text. Dr. Rosenblatt draws on her long experience as a scholar and teacher of English and Comparative Lit­erature. Amply illustrating her theo­retical points, she provides contrasting interpretations of a number of varied texts, discusses other critical ap­proaches, and makes reference to recent philosophical developments.

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