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Comparative Criticism : Volume 2, Text and Reader: Comparative Criticism: Volume 2, Text and Reader Text and Reader v. 2 - Elinor S. Shaffer

Comparative Criticism

Volume 2, Text and Reader: Comparative Criticism: Volume 2, Text and Reader Text and Reader v. 2

By: Elinor S. Shaffer (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 6th November 1980
ISBN: 9780521227568
Number Of Pages: 366

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This is a yearbook sponsored by the British Comparative Literature Association in the belief that at the present time, when English studies are being redefined, comparative literary studies represent a major direction forwards. The Yearbook addresses itself to questions of literary theory and criticism; to comparative studies in terms of theme, genre, movement and influence; and to interdisciplinary topics. It includes translations of literary, scholarly and critical works; substantial reviews of major books and tendencies in the field; and the first bibliographies of comparative literature in Britain. Volume 2 is concerned with the relationship between the text and its reader, a topic of particular interest in current criticism. Some of the major theorists and critics in the field are represented: Mikhail Bakhtin, the Russian theorist obliged for much of his life to write under pseudonyms, whose important work, already influential in France, has only begun to be translated into English in recent years; and the contemporary critics, Wolfgang Iser and John Preston, who have led the way in the exploration of the 'aesthetics of reception' in the English novel.

List of contributors
Editor's note: the 'scientific' pretensions of comparative literature
Text and Reader
Text and voice
The indeterminacy of the text: a critical reply. Translated
Recognition and the reader
Epic charm in the Old English and Serbo-Croatian oral tradition
The prisonhouse of language: The Heart of Midlothian and La Chartreuse de Parme
The community of the novel: Silas Marner
Plot and the analogy with science in late nineteenth-century novelists
'Point of view' and its background in intellectual history
Proust and the art of reading
Subversion of narrative in the work of AndrĀ© Gide and John Fowles
The word in the novel. Translated
Between Marxism and Formalism: the stylistics of Mikhail
Intertextuality and the poetics of fiction
Poems. Translated
Poems. Translated
'The king in the golden mask', 'Herostratos, incendiary', 'Cecco Angiolieri, malevolent poet', 'Paolo Uccello, painter', 'The art of biography'. Translated
Essay Reviews
Figures in the carpet: on recent theories of narrative discourse
Written and unwritten: on Ruth Finnegan's
German Poetry 1910-1975: on Michael Hamburger's anthology
A partial history of traduction: Borges in English
Books received
Bibliography of comparative literature in Britain, 1977
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ISBN: 9780521227568
ISBN-10: 0521227569
Series: Comparative Criticism : Book 2
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 366
Published: 6th November 1980
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24  x 2.39
Weight (kg): 0.7