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... not merely interesting and novel, but also exceedingly provocative and heuristically fertile." ―The Review of Metaphysics
... essential reading for anyone interesting in... the new reader-centered forms of criticism." ―Library Journal
In this erudite and imaginative book, Umberto Eco sets forth a dialectic between ‘open’ and ‘closed’ texts.
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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.
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Book Description Indiana Univ Pr, 1979. Hardcover. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # DADAX0253111390
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