Reading the "Eve of St.Agnes": The Multiples of Complex Literary Transaction (Hardback)
  • Reading the "Eve of St.Agnes": The Multiples of Complex Literary Transaction (Hardback)

Reading the "Eve of St.Agnes": The Multiples of Complex Literary Transaction (Hardback)

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Hardback Published: 01/09/1999
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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
ISBN: 9780195130225

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