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

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Louise M. Rosenblatt's award-winning work continues increasingly to be read in a wide range of academic fields--literary criticism, reading theory, aesthetics, composition, rhetoric, speech communication, and education. Her view of the reading transaction as a unique event involving reader and text at a particular time under particular circumstances rules out the dualistic emphasis of other theories on either the reader or the text as separate and static entities. The transactional concept accounts for the importance of ...

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