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The Resource Paratexts : thresholds of interpretation, Gérard Genette ; translated by Jane E. Lewin ; foreword by Richard Macksey

Paratexts : thresholds of interpretation, Gérard Genette ; translated by Jane E. Lewin ; foreword by Richard Macksey

Label
Paratexts : thresholds of interpretation
Title
Paratexts
Title remainder
thresholds of interpretation
Statement of responsibility
Gérard Genette ; translated by Jane E. Lewin ; foreword by Richard Macksey
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
Summary
"Paratexts are those liminal devices and conventions, both within and outside the book, that form part of the complex mediation between book, author, publisher, and reader: titles, forewords, epigraphs, and publishers' jacket copy are part of a book's private and public history. In Paratexts, an English translation of Seuils, Gerard Genette shows how the special pragmatic status of paratextual declarations requires a carefully calibrated analysis of their illocutionary force. With clarity, precision, and an extraordinary range of reference, Paratexts constitutes an encyclopedic survey of the customs and institutions of the Republic of Letters as they are revealed in the borderlands of the text. Genette presents a global view of these liminal mediations and the logic of their relation to the reading public by studying each element as a literary function. Richard Macksey's foreword describes how the poetics of paratexts interacts with more general questions of literature as a cultural institution, and situates Genette's work in contemporary literary theory."--Jacket
Member of
Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1930-2018
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Genette, Gérard
Dewey number
808.014
Index
no index present
LC call number
Z286.L58
LC item number
G4513 1997eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Literature, culture, theory
Series volume
20
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Literature publishing
  • Discourse analysis, Literary
  • Authors and publishers
  • Transmission of texts
  • Criticism, Textual
  • Literary form
  • Books
  • Paratext
  • LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES
  • LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES
  • REFERENCE
  • Paratext
  • Authors and publishers
  • Books
  • Criticism, Textual
  • Discourse analysis, Literary
  • Literary form
  • Literature publishing
  • Transmission of texts
  • Tekstanalyse
  • Voorwoorden
  • Titels
  • Annotaties
  • Opdrachten (in boeken)
Label
Paratexts : thresholds of interpretation, Gérard Genette ; translated by Jane E. Lewin ; foreword by Richard Macksey
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- The publisher's peritext -- The name of the author -- Titles -- The please-insert -- Dedications and inscriptions -- Epigraphs -- The prefatorial situtation of communication -- The functions of the original preface -- Other prefaces, other functions -- Intertitles -- Notes -- The public epitext -- The private epitext -- Conclusion
Control code
867050409
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xxv, 427 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781107784321
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)867050409
Label
Paratexts : thresholds of interpretation, Gérard Genette ; translated by Jane E. Lewin ; foreword by Richard Macksey
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- The publisher's peritext -- The name of the author -- Titles -- The please-insert -- Dedications and inscriptions -- Epigraphs -- The prefatorial situtation of communication -- The functions of the original preface -- Other prefaces, other functions -- Intertitles -- Notes -- The public epitext -- The private epitext -- Conclusion
Control code
867050409
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xxv, 427 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781107784321
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)867050409

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