Literature as Communication: The foundations of mediating criticism - Pragmatics & Beyond New Series 78 (Paperback)Roger D. Sell (author)
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Sell describes communication in general as strongly interactive, as very much affected by the disparate situationalities of "sending" and "receiving", yet as by no means completely determined by them. Seen this way, men and women are both social beings and individuals, capable of empathizing with sociohistorical formations which are alien to them, sometimes even to the extent of changing their own life-world. By treating literary activity as communicational in this same dynamic sense, Sell radically modifies the main paradigms of twentieth-century literary theory, casting much new light on questions of genre, interpretation, affect and ethics.
Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing Co
Number of pages: 348
Weight: 510 g
Dimensions: 240 x 160 mm
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