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Prospecting: From Reader Response to Literary Anthropology

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Prospecting: From Reader Response to Literary Anthropology - Iser, Wolfgang, Professor
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"An important transitional book, usefully summarizing the past and thoughtfully mapping out the future of a significant critic's theoretical project."--Modern Philology. "There is a much greater emphasis on the reader's function as performer' of the text in Prospecting than in Iser's other books. The two brilliant chapters on Beckett's fiction and drama are crucial here... Literature becomes play' and game, ' and the reader becomes a performer of himself. This idea of performance becomes central to Iser's new theory. Art ...

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Prospecting: From Reader Response to Literary Anthropology 1993, Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore

ISBN-13: 9780801845932

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Prospecting: From Reader Response to Literary Anthropology 1989, Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, MD

ISBN-13: 9780801837920

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