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Genette, Gerard

Published by Cambridge University Press
ISBN 10: 0521424062 / ISBN 13: 9780521424066
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Title: Paratexts

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Binding: Soft cover

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Genette shows how paratexts - titles, forewords, publishers' blurbs - shape both individual readings and literature as cultural institution. Translator(s): Lewin, Jane E. Series Editor(s): Cascardi, Anthony J. Series: Literature, Culture, Theory. Num Pages: 456 pages, black & white illustrations. BIC Classification: DSA. Category: (P) Professional & Vocational. Dimension: 219 x 141 x 34. Weight in Grams: 608. . 1997. Paperback. . . . . Books ship from the US and Ireland. Bookseller Inventory # V9780521424066

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Synopsis: Paratexts are those liminal devices and conventions, both within and outside the book, that mediate between book, author and reader: titles, forewords and publishers' jacket copy form part of a book's private and public history. In this first English translation of Paratexts, Gérard Genette offers a global view of these liminal mediations and their relation to the reading public. With precision, clarity and through wide reference, he shows how paratexts interact with general questions of literature as a cultural institution. Richard Macksey's foreword situates Genette in contemporary literary theory.

Book Description: 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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