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Auctor & actor : a narratological reading of Apuleius' Golden ass

Author: John J Winkler
Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, ©1985.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Using recent advances in literary theory, Winkler tackles the elusive meaning of Apuleius's The Golden Ass', especially the relationship between book and reader.

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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: Apuleius.; Apuleius; Isis, (Egyptian deity); Apuleius.; Apuleius.; Isis, (Egyptian deity); Apuleius
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John J Winkler
ISBN: 0520052404 9780520052406 0520076397 9780520076396
OCLC Number: 10483815
Description: xiii, 340 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: The question of reading --
Part I: Truth --
The interpretation of tales --
The scrupulous reader --
The contract --
Interlude: Socrates in Motley --
Part II: Consequences --
The duplicities of Auctor/Actor --
The prologue as conundrum --
The text questions, the reader answers --
Part III: Conjectures --
Parody lost and regained --
Isis and Aesop --
The gilding of the Ass.
Other Titles: Auctor and actor.
Responsibility: by John J. Winkler.

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