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The Resource Literary intention, literary interpretation, and readers, John Maynard

Literary intention, literary interpretation, and readers, John Maynard

Label
Literary intention, literary interpretation, and readers
Title
Literary intention, literary interpretation, and readers
Statement of responsibility
John Maynard
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"This accessible, personal, and provocative study returns to the major subject in literary discussion before and during the relatively recent flourishing of literary theory, that of literary intention. Does the author's personal intention or historical site determine a correct interpretation of a literary work? Probing the entire range of issues connected with this many-faceted and knotty concept, this book engages with interpretation on both theoretical and practical levels. It argues that the hard questions about interpretation connected to issues of intention cannot be sidestepped or ignored. It does not argue for conservative concepts of literature itself, nor against the major historical engagements of critics in our time. But in addressing those who continue to read or teach literature, it does insist on a level of sophistication in issues of literary interpretation that cannot be assured by historical research and knowledge of the social and cultural connections to literary works. The overall aim of the work is to recall readers to the great complexity, pleasure, and interest of literary interpretation."--Publisher's website
Cataloging source
NLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1941-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Maynard, John
Dewey number
801/.95
Index
index present
LC call number
PN81
LC item number
.M4874 2009
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Intention in literature
  • Hermeneutics
  • Reader-response criticism
  • Authors and readers
  • Literature
  • Intention dans la littérature
  • Herméneutique
  • Esthétique de la réception
  • Écrivains et lecteurs
  • Littérature
Label
Literary intention, literary interpretation, and readers, John Maynard
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 395-422) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Literary Intention/ality -- Rereading Reader Theories: Interventions and Intrusions -- Conclusion and Work in Progress: Reader Theory Meets Real Readers
Control code
233939972
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
ix, 448 pages
Isbn
9781551118970
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2009464578
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)233939972
Label
Literary intention, literary interpretation, and readers, John Maynard
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 395-422) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Literary Intention/ality -- Rereading Reader Theories: Interventions and Intrusions -- Conclusion and Work in Progress: Reader Theory Meets Real Readers
Control code
233939972
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
ix, 448 pages
Isbn
9781551118970
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2009464578
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)233939972

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