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Figures of the text : reading and writing (in) La Fontaine

Author: Michael Vincent
Publisher: Amsterdam ; Philadelphia : John Benjamins Pub., 1992.
Series: Purdue University monographs in Romance languages, v. 39.
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The works of Jean de La Fontaine have invited an extraordinary variety of readings in the three centuries since their composition. By engaging selected fables and tales with contemporary notions of intertextuality, reader reception theory, and grammatology, Figures of the Text raises questions about what "reading La Fontaine" meant in the 17th century, and what it means today. The study integrates a theory of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Vincent, Michael.
Figures of the text.
Amsterdam ; Philadelphia : John Benjamins Pub., 1992
(DLC) 92008794
(OCoLC)25409862
Named Person: Jean de La Fontaine; Jean de La Fontaine; Jean de La Fontaine
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Vincent
OCLC Number: 630939285
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (xiv, 154 pages).
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: FIGURESOF THE TEXT; Editorial page; Title page; Copyright page; Dedication; Table of contents; Preface; Note on Editions and Abbreviations; Introduction; 1. "Hiéroglyphes tout purs": Representations of Writing; 2. Book, Brain, Body: Citation and the Scene of Reading; 3. Bodies and Souls: The Intertextual Corpus; 4. Making the Difference: Textuality and Sexuality; 5. Inscribing the Voice: Oral Performance and the Written Text; 6. Description, Representation, and Interpretation; 7. Reading (through) the Veil; Conclusion; Notes; Works Cited; Index.
Series Title: Purdue University monographs in Romance languages, v. 39.
Responsibility: Michael Vincent.

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The works of Jean de La Fontaine have invited an extraordinary variety of readings in the three centuries since their composition. By engaging selected fables and tales with contemporary notions of intertextuality, reader reception theory, and grammatology, Figures of the Text raises questions about what "reading La Fontaine" meant in the 17th century, and what it means today. The study integrates a theory of reading and a theory of textual production by drawing attention to those aspects of the text that figure writing and reading, for instance: scenes of reading; other modes of writing (embl.

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