The Act of Reading

The Act of Reading : A Theory of Aesthetic Response

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Iser examines what happens during the reading process, and how it is basic to the development of a theory of aesthetic response, setting in motion a chain of events that depends both on the text and the exercise of certain human faculties.
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  • Paperback | 224 pages
  • 130 x 229 x 14mm | 408g
  • Baltimore, MD, United States
  • English
  • No
  • 0801823714
  • 9780801823718
  • 187,306

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A splendid theoretical companion to Iser's The Implied Reader. The earlier book drew much attention for its reader-centered practical criticism of narrative fiction from Bunyan on. The new volume explains Iser's phenomenological technique... This book belongs in every serious, up-to-date literature collection. * Library Journal. *
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