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Wolfgang Iser a companion by Ben De Bruyn

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Published by De Gruyter in Berlin, Boston .
Written in English


  • Criticism,
  • Literature,
  • Reader-response criticism,
  • History and criticism,
  • Criticism and interpretation,
  • History

Book details:

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Statementby Ben De Bruyn
SeriesCompanions to contemporary German culture -- v. 1
LC ClassificationsPN98.R38 D43 2012
The Physical Object
Paginationp. cm.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL25307551M
ISBN 109783110245516
LC Control Number2012016480

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After the success of The Implied Reader in , Wolfgang Iser determined to redirect his efforts from a critical analysis of selected novels to a theoretical critique of the reading process in The Act of Reading (). This latter book purported to be a means of evaluating the trio of author, text, and reader such that the reader could apply Cited by: Wolfgang Iser is the author of The Act of Reading ( avg rating, ratings, 14 reviews, published ), The Implied Reader ( avg rating, 48 rat /5. Aug 01,  · The Implied Reader by Wolfgang Iser, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide. We use cookies to give you the best possible experience. Scott, and Thackeray to Joyce and Beckett, renowned critic Wolfgang Iser here provides a framework for a theory of such literary effects and aesthetic responses.4/5(49). Looking for books by Wolfgang Iser? See all books authored by Wolfgang Iser, including The Act of Reading: A Theory of Aesthetic Response, and The Implied Reader: Patterns of Communication in Prose Fiction from Bunyan to Beckett, and more on lfcmalta.com

Home › Literary Criticism › Key Theories of Wolfgang Iser. Key Theories of Wolfgang Iser By Nasrullah Mambrol on February 12, • (3). Wolfgang Iser’s () theories of reader response were initially presented in a lecture of entitled The Affective Structure of the Text, and then in two major works, The Implied Reader () and The Act of Reading (). Stanley Fish wrote a review of Wolfgang Iser’s work in claiming that two of Iser’s books outsold every other book in literary theory that year at John Hopkins’ press, except Derrida’s Grammatology—a book, Fish added, perhaps more often purchased than read. Iser’s work continues to exert a far-reaching, if quiet influence in. "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 Reviews: 1. Wolfgang Iser Quotes. This is why, when we have been particularly impressed by a book, we feel the need to talk about it; we do not want to get away from it by talking about it—we simply want to understand more clearly what it is in which we have been entangled. We have undergone an experience, and now we want to know consciously what we have.

By defining what happens during the act of reading, that is, how aesthetic experience is initiated, develops, and functions, Iser's book provides the first systematic framework for assessing the communicatory function of a literary text within the context from which it arises. It is an important work that will appeal to those interested in the reading process, aesthetic theory, literary. The implied reader: patterns of communication in prose fiction from Bunyan to Beckett by Wolfgang Iser (Book) 60 editions published between and in English and held by 1, WorldCat member libraries worldwide. A virus reading a book “ This gestalt inevitably be colored by our own characteristic selection process. For it is not given by the text itself; it arises from the meeting between the written text and the individual mind of the reader with its own particular history of experience, consciousness, its own outlook”() Wolfgang Iser. b. The Act of Reading: A Theory of Aesthetic Response by Professor Wolfgang Iser and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at lfcmalta.com