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The Resource Wolfgang Iser : a companion, by Ben De Bruyn ; edited by Michael Eskin, Karen Leeder, Christopher Young

Wolfgang Iser : a companion, by Ben De Bruyn ; edited by Michael Eskin, Karen Leeder, Christopher Young

Label
Wolfgang Iser : a companion
Title
Wolfgang Iser
Title remainder
a companion
Statement of responsibility
by Ben De Bruyn ; edited by Michael Eskin, Karen Leeder, Christopher Young
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Although Wolfgang Iser is one of the most influential literary theorists of the twentieth century, there is no authoritative study about his oeuvre. The present work remedies that problem by analysing Iser's German and English writings in detail. Apart from being the first comprehensive account of his work, this study also modifies the established view of Iser's theory. In contrast to the idea that his only contribution to literary studies is the reception theory of the 1970s, this account demonstrates the importance of Iser's work on history and anthropology from the 1950s and 1990s. Instead of exclusively focusing on familiar terms such as 'indeterminacy', this analysis also discusses Iser's view of modernity, fiction and culture. As this discussion shows, his writings develop a consistent theory of the novel and the way in which it allows its readers to articulate new views of reality. To situate this theory, Iser's institutional and intellectual background is described as well, paying special attention to the Poetik und Hermeneutik-circle and thinkers like Blumenberg and Kermode. The continued relevance of his theory is demonstrated via comparisons with recent research on the novel and memory as well as examples from contemporary novelists like Juli Zeh and Hilary Mantel."--Publisher's website
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
De Bruyn, Ben
Dewey number
801/.95
Index
index present
LC call number
PN98.R38
LC item number
D43 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Companions to contemporary German culture
Series volume
v. 1
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Iser, Wolfgang
  • Reader-response criticism
  • Criticism
  • Literature
  • Iser, Wolfgang
  • Iser
  • Literaturtheorie
  • Literaturtheorie
Label
Wolfgang Iser : a companion, by Ben De Bruyn ; edited by Michael Eskin, Karen Leeder, Christopher Young
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [259]-267) 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
Comic and Aesthetic Novels -- Montage and Modernity -- The Phenomenology of Reading -- Fictions, Roles and Games -- The Recursions of Culture Conclusion. Modernity, Meaning and Humanity
Control code
761193743
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
viii, 272 pages
Isbn
9783110245523
Isbn Type
(ebk.)
Lccn
2012016480
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)761193743
Label
Wolfgang Iser : a companion, by Ben De Bruyn ; edited by Michael Eskin, Karen Leeder, Christopher Young
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [259]-267) 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
Comic and Aesthetic Novels -- Montage and Modernity -- The Phenomenology of Reading -- Fictions, Roles and Games -- The Recursions of Culture Conclusion. Modernity, Meaning and Humanity
Control code
761193743
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
viii, 272 pages
Isbn
9783110245523
Isbn Type
(ebk.)
Lccn
2012016480
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)761193743

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