Text to Reader

A Communicative Approach to Fowles, Barth, Cortazar, and Boon

MyBook is a cheap paperback edition of the original book and will be sold at uniform, low price.

Buy this e-book

Personal Price: £55.00+Taxes
(Purchase for institutional use at £83.00 + taxes by logging in as an institutional administrator)
Add to favourites
image of Text to Reader

<i>Text to Reader</i> seeks to find a critical approach that links a novel’s form to its socio-cultural context. Combining elements from Iser’s reception aesthetics, speech act theory, and Goffman’s frame analysis, this book starts from the assumption that a reader has certain conventional expectations with regard to a novel, and then goes on to examine how violations of these expectations rule the reader’s relationship to the novel. The theory sketched in the first chapter is then, in four subsequent chapters, applied to <i>The French Lieutenant’s Woman </i>by the English author John Fowles, <i>Letters </i>by the American John Barth, <i>Libro de Manuel </i>by the Argentinean Julio Cortázar, and <i>De Kapellekensbaan </i>by the Flemish novelist Louis-Paul Boon. The particular form each of these novels takes is analyzed as correlative to that novel’s communicative function. This book will be of interest to comparatists, students of English and American literature, and the literatures of Latin-America and the Low Countries.

Subjects: Theoretical literature & literary studies

Chapters loading Please wait...
This is a required field
Please enter a valid email address