Reading The Eve of St Agnes: The Multiples of Complex Literary Transaction (Hardback)Jack Stillinger (author)
Hardback 198 Pages / Published: 04/11/1999
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Using the 180-year history of Keats's Eve of St. Agnes as a basis for theorizing about the reading process, Stillinger's book explores the nature and whereabouts of `meaning' in complex works. A proponent of authorial intent, Stillinger argues a theoretical compromise between author and reader, applying a theory of interpretive democracy tha includes the endlessly multifarious reader's response as well as Keats's guessed-at intent. Stillinger also ruminates on the process of constructing meaning, and posits an answer to why Keats's work is considered canonical, and why it is still being read and admired.
Publisher: Oxford University Press Inc
Number of pages: 198
Weight: 451 g
Dimensions: 242 x 162 x 19 mm
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