Paratexts: Thresholds of Interpretation

Paratexts: Thresholds of Interpretation

by Gerard Genette
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0521413508

ISBN-13: 9780521413503

Pub. Date: 04/28/2004

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Paratexts are the liminal devices and conventions, that mediate between book, author and reader--e.g. titles, forewords, publishers' jacket copy, etc. This first English translation offers a global view of liminal mediations and their relation to the reading public.

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Paratexts are the liminal devices and conventions, that mediate between book, author and reader--e.g. titles, forewords, publishers' jacket copy, etc. This first English translation offers a global view of liminal mediations and their relation to the reading public.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521413503
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
04/28/2004
Series:
Literature, Culture, Theory Series, #20
Pages:
427
Product dimensions:
5.43(w) x 8.50(h) x 1.14(d)

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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