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


This important new work brings a fresh and carefully elaborated theory of the literary work of art to the current rediscovery of the reader- that 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.

Additional information

Includes content by:
  • L. M. R.
Publisher: Place of publication:
  • Carbondale, IL
Publication year:
  • 1994


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