The Act of Reading
A Theory of Aesthetic Response
By (author) Wolfgang Iser
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Act of Reading by Wolfgang Iser
Book DescriptionIser examines what happens during the reading process, and how it is basic to the development of a theory of aesthetic response, setting in motion a chain of events that depends both on the text and the exercise of certain human faculties.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780801823718
(229mm x 130mm x 13mm)
Imprint: Johns Hopkins University Press
Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press
Publish Date: 1-Feb-1980
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Wolfgang Iser
Walter Pater, Paperback (February 2011)
Within this text, first published in German in 1960, the influential German literary scholar Wolfgang Iser writes engagingly of Pater's aesthetic.
How to Do Theory, Paperback (July 2005)
* An introduction to modern theories of literature and the arts. * Represents a wide variety of theories, including phenomenological theory, hermeneutical theory, gestalt theory, reception theory, semiotic theory, Marxist theory, deconstruction, anthropological theory, and feminist theory.
Range of Interpretation, Paperback (August 2001)
In this work philosopher Wolfgang Iser offers a fresh perspective on questions such as why do human beings need fictions? And why do human beings need to interpret, despite the fact that complete interpretation is unattainable?
Fictive and the Imaginary, Paperback (March 1993)» View all books by Wolfgang Iser
Ranging from the Renaissance pastoral to Coleridge to Sartre and Beckett, The Fictive and the Imaginary is a distinguished work of scholarship from one of Europe's most respected and influential critics.
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