Genette shows how paratexts – titles, forewords, publishers' blurbs – shape both individual readings and literature as cultural institution.
Table of Contents
Foreword; Translator's note; 1. Introduction; 2. The publisher's peritext; 3. The name of the author; 4. Titles; 5. The please-insert; 6. Dedications and inscriptions; 7. Epigraphs; 8. The prefatorial situation of communication; 9. The functions of the original preface; 10. Other prefaces, other functions; 11. Intertitles; 12. Notes; 13. The public epitext; 14. The private epitext; 15. Conclusion; Additional references; Index.
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