The Fictive and the Imaginary: Charting Literary

The Fictive and the Imaginary: Charting Literary The pioneer of literary anthropology, Wolfgang Iser presents a wide ranging and comprehensive exploration of this new field in an attempt to explain the human need for the particular form of make believe known as literature Ranging from the Renaissance pastoral to Coleridge to Sartre and Beckett, The Fictive and the Imaginary is a distinguished work of scholarship from one of Europe s most respected and influential critics


10 thoughts on “The Fictive and the Imaginary: Charting Literary Anthropology

  1. Sean Sean says:

    Some people knock reader response theory, but I was hooked after reading Iser s work Basically, there s a constant interplay between author, reader and text that allows the reader to extend beyond the self into the realm of the imaginary In this book, Iser contends that this stepping beyond the self stems from an anthropological desire and that the interplay between the imaginary and acts of fictionalizing is thatreally a word Mr Iser allows us


  2. Elizabeth Elizabeth says:

    I can t go on I must go on i go on.


  3. Danielle Danielle says:

    This book revolutionized the way I read poetry, especially pastoral Difficult but rewarding.


  4. Ken Ken says:

    Alright, I humbly admit that this one is too dense for me to actually find any enjoyment in slogging through it I may return to it for reference, or when I have expanded my lit theory vocabulary.


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