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The Limits of Interpretation

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Publisher Comments:

"Eco's essays read like letters from a friend, trying to share something he loves with someone he likes.... Read this brilliant, enjoyable, and possibly revolutionary book." --George J. Leonard, San Francisco Review of Books

"... a wealth of insight and instruction." --J. O. Tate, National Review

"If anyone can make [semiotics] clear, it's Professor Eco.... Professor Eco's theme deserves respect; language should be used to communicate more easily without literary border guards." --The New York Times

"The limits of interpretation mark the limits of our world. Umberto Eco's new collection of essays touches deftly on such matters." --Times Literary Supplement

"It is a careful and challenging collection of essays that broach topics rarely considered with any seriousness by literary theorists." --Diacritics

Umberto Eco focuses here on what he once called "the cancer of uncontrolled interpretation"--that is, the belief that many interpreters have gone too far in their domination of texts, thereby destroying meaning and the basis for communication.

Synopsis:

This important book by a major international intellectual figure begins with four theoretical essays dealing with various aspects of interpretive theory. In this collection of essays, the author focuses on what he calls the limits of interpretation, or, as once noted in another context, 'the cancer of uncontrolled interpretation.' He states clearly at the outset his belief that many interpreters have gone too far in their domination of texts, thereby destroying meaning and the basis for communication.

Description:

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Table of Contents

Introduction

1. Two Models of Interpretation

2. Unlimited Semiosis and Drift Pragmaticism vs. "Pragmatism"

3. Intentio Lectoris: The State of the Art

4. Small Worlds

5. Interpreting Serials

6. Interpreting Drama

7. Interpreting Animals

8. A Portrait of the Elder as a Young Pliny

9. Joyce, Semiosis, and Semiotics

10. Abduction in Uqbar

11. Pirandello Ridens

12. Fakes and Forgeries

13. Semantics, Pragmatics, and Text Semiotics

14. Presuppositions

15. On Truth: A Fiction

References

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780253208699
Author:
Eco, Umberto
Publisher:
Indiana University Press
Location:
Bloomington, IN
Subject:
General
Subject:
Philosophy
Subject:
Criticism
Subject:
Reader-response criticism
Subject:
Semiotics and literature.
Subject:
Philosophy : General
Subject:
General Philosophy
Subject:
Theory
Subject:
Literature and Literary Studies
Edition Description:
Print PDF
Series:
Advances in semiotics
Series Volume:
869
Publication Date:
19910131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
304
Dimensions:
9.22 x 6.1 x 0.89 in

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This important book by a major international intellectual figure begins with four theoretical essays dealing with various aspects of interpretive theory. In this collection of essays, the author focuses on what he calls the limits of interpretation, or, as once noted in another context, 'the cancer of uncontrolled interpretation.' He states clearly at the outset his belief that many interpreters have gone too far in their domination of texts, thereby destroying meaning and the basis for communication.
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