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The Role of the Reader: Explorations in the Semiotics of Texts
     

The Role of the Reader: Explorations in the Semiotics of Texts

by Umberto Eco
 

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In this collection of nine essays, Umberto Eco sets forth a dialectic between 'open' and 'closed' texts, between a work of art that actively involves the 'addressee' in its production and one that holds the 'addressee' at bay and seeks to evoke a limited and predetermined response. He investigates the contributions of contemporary semantics to the study of narrative,

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In this collection of nine essays, Umberto Eco sets forth a dialectic between 'open' and 'closed' texts, between a work of art that actively involves the 'addressee' in its production and one that holds the 'addressee' at bay and seeks to evoke a limited and predetermined response. He investigates the contributions of contemporary semantics to the study of narrative, and connects the modalities of textual interpretation with the problem of possible worlds.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780253111395
Publisher:
Indiana University Press
Publication date:
06/01/1979
Series:
Advances in Semiotic Series
Pages:
273
Product dimensions:
6.34(w) x 9.52(h) x 1.08(d)

Meet the Author

Brief Biography

Hometown:
Bologna, Italy
Date of Birth:
January 5, 1932
Date of Death:
February 19, 2016
Place of Birth:
Alessandria, Italy
Education:
Ph.D., University of Turin, 1954

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