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Role of the Reader: Explorations in the Semiotics of Texts

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In this collection of nine essays, Umberto Eco sets forth a dialectic between 'open' and 'closed' texts, between a work of art that actively involves the 'addressee' in its production and one that holds the 'addressee' at bay and seeks to evoke a limited and predetermined response. He investigates the contributions of contemporary semantics to the study of narrative, and connects the modalities of textual interpretation with the problem of possible worlds.

Synopsis:

"... not merely interesting and novel, but also exceedingly provocative and heuristically fertile." --The Review of Metaphysics

"... essential reading for anyone interesting in... the new reader-centered forms of criticism." --Library Journal

In this erudite and imaginative book, Umberto Eco sets forth a dialectic between 'open' and 'closed' texts.

Table of Contents

Preface

Introduction: The Role of the Reader

I. Open

1. The Poetics of the Open Work

2. The Semantics of Metaphor

3. On the Possibility of Generating Aesthetic Messages in an Edenic Language

II. Closed

4. The Myth of Superman

5. Rhetoric and Ideology in Sue's Les Mysteres de Paris

6. Narrative Structures in Fleming

III. Open/Closed

7. Peirce and the Semiotic Foundations of Openness: Signs as Texts and Texts as Signs

8. Lector in Fabula: Pragmatic Strategy in a Metanarrative Text

Appendix 1

Appendix 2

Bibliography

Product Details

ISBN:
9780253203182
Author:
Eco, Umberto
Publisher:
Indiana University Press
Location:
Bloomington, IN
Subject:
General
Subject:
Linguistics
Subject:
Discourse analysis
Subject:
Semiotics
Subject:
Semiotics and literature.
Subject:
Linguistics - General
Subject:
Theory
Subject:
Cultural Studies
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Print PDF
Series:
Advances in Semiotic
Series Volume:
MB 318
Publication Date:
19790731
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
8 bandw photos
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
9 x 6 x 0.68 in

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"Synopsis" by , "... not merely interesting and novel, but also exceedingly provocative and heuristically fertile." --The Review of Metaphysics

"... essential reading for anyone interesting in... the new reader-centered forms of criticism." --Library Journal

In this erudite and imaginative book, Umberto Eco sets forth a dialectic between 'open' and 'closed' texts.

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