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Augustine of Hippo, a central figure in the history of Western thought, is also the author of a theory of reading that has had a profound influence on Western letters from the ages of Petrarch, Montaigne, Luther, and Rousseau to Freud and the late 20th century. In the union of philosophy, psychology, and literary insights that forms the basis of Augustine's theory of reading, the reader emerges as the dominant model of the reflective self. Brian Stock provides an account of this theory within the evolution of Augustine's early dialogues, his "Confessions", and his systematic treatises.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780674052772
ISBN-10: 0674052773
Format: Paperback
(235mm x 162mm x 25mm)
Pages: 475
Imprint: The Belknap Press
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Publish Date: 16-Mar-1998
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Brian Stock

Brian Stock is Professor of History and Comparative Literature at the University of Toronto.

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