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

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

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

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

Synopsis

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.

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