The Reader

Author: Bernhard Schlink
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1780221436
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An exceptionally powerful novel exploring the themes of betrayal, guilt and memory against the background of the Holocaust. An international bestseller. For 15-year-old Michael Berg, a chance meeting with an older woman leads to far more than he ever imagined. The woman in question is Hanna, and before long they embark on a passionate, clandestine love affair which leaves Michael both euphoric and confused. For Hanna is not all she seems. Years later, as a law student observing a trial in Germany, Michael is shocked to realize that the person in the dock is Hanna. The woman he had loved is a criminal. Much about her behaviour during the trial does not make sense. But then suddenly, and terribly, it does - Hanna is not only obliged to answer for a horrible crime, she is also desperately concealing an even deeper secret. 'A tender, horrifying novel that shows blazingly well how the Holocaust should be dealt with in fiction' INDEPENDENT 'For generations to come, people will be reading and marvelling over Bernhard Schlink's The Reader' EVENING STANDARD 'Leaps national boundaries and speaks straight to the heart' NEW YORK TIMES

The Role Of The Reader

Author: Umberto Eco
Publisher: Indiana University Press
ISBN: 9780253203182
Size: 43.46 MB
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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.

African Sexualities

Author: Sylvia Tamale
Publisher: Fahamu/Pambazuka
ISBN: 0857490168
Size: 31.96 MB
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A groundbreaking book, accessible but scholarly, by African activists. It uses research, life stories, and artistic expression--including essays, case studies, poetry, news clips, songs, fiction, memoirs, letters, interviews, short film scripts, and photographs--to examine dominant and deviant sexualities and investigate the intersections between sex, power, masculinities, and femininities. It also opens a space, particularly for young people, to think about African sexualities in different ways.


Author: John Benyon
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780415929226
Size: 35.65 MB
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Globalization: The Reader addresses the big issues: communications and global media, political economy, cultural homogeneity and heterogeneity, new technologies, tourism, beliefs, and identity.

Becoming A Reader

Author: J. A. Appleyard
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521467568
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Becoming a Reader studies the psychological development of readers of fictional stories across the entire lifespan. The author argues that regardless of personality and background, readers go through a regular sequence of stages as they mature from childhood to adulthood which affects how they experience and respond to stories. Literary theorists, reading psychologists, and general readers interested in the power of reading will find this to be an insightful book.

Let The Reader Understand

Author: Robert M. Fowler
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 9781563383380
Size: 38.87 MB
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Robert Fowler's groundbreaking method—reader-response criticism—as a strategy for reading the Gospel of Mark invites contemporary readers to participating in making the meaning of the Gospel. Now available in paperback.

The Reader And The Text

Author: Diana Sorensen
Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing
ISBN: 9780915027606
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The shift toward the reader's task may be said to stem from a double source: the questioning of the sleuthlike approach to a text aiming at the discovery and explication of the author's intended meaning, coupled with the recognition that the work, liberated from its dependence on the authorial voice, will generate a wealth of meanings through acts of reading. Chapter 1 of this volume charts the conventions that operate at the threshold of the textual encounter as preliminary reading contracts which may shape ensuing operations. Chapter 2 shows the extent to which the reader's world knowledge is put to work in and by the decodification process. Chapter 3 sets out to outline how the reader's knowledge of genre and the intertextual repertoire is put to work. After exploring the areas that this hypothetical competence may cover, the study moves toward the related concept of performance in a final chapter entitled "Text Processing." Here again there is an assembly of perspectives through which the reading process is approached: the phenomenology of reading, text theory and semiotics, models of linguistic comprehension, and cognitive psychology have all been put to work in order to throw light on the complex operations presupposed by the act of reading.

Coleridge Lamb Hazlitt And The Reader Of Drama

Author: Janet Ruth Heller
Publisher: University of Missouri Press
ISBN: 9780826207180
Size: 31.76 MB
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"Many nineteenth-century writers believed that the best tragedy should be read rather than performed, and they have often been attacked for their views by later critics. Through detailed analysis of Coleridge's Shakespearean Criticism, Lamb's On the Tragedies of Shakespeare, and Hazlitt's Characters of Shakespeare's Plays, Heller shows that in their concern with educating the reader these Romantics anticipate twentieth-century reader response criticism, educational theory, and film criticism."--Publishers website.

Augustine The Reader

Author: Brian Stock
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 0674044045
Size: 55.84 MB
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The Reader 21

Author: Jane Davis
ISBN: 9780955116803
Size: 49.32 MB
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Most literary magazines focus on the craft of writing and cater to a highly select audience of writers, literary critics, and scholars of literature. In contrast, The Reader is a quarterly literary magazine aimed at the intelligent common reader. The Reader not only publishes short fiction and poetry by new and established writers but also contains many other features, such as essays on language, writing, and reading; a literary quiz; a publishing industry gossip column, “Our Spy in NY”; and book reviews. The Reader offers rich, engaging reading for book lovers, combining high-quality content with a genuine commitment to the dedicated reader. Volume 21, entitled “Ancient Worlds," continues The Reader’s tradition of celebrating the act of reading in all its forms. The Reader is one of the best things to come through the letterbox.”—Seamus Heaney