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The Role of the Reader By Umberto Eco

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" -Library JournalIn this erudite and imaginative book, Umberto Eco sets forth a dialectic between 'open' and 'closed' texts.

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The Role of the Reader: Explorations in the Semiotics of Texts by Umberto Eco

" . . . 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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Table of Contents


Preface
Introduction: The Role of the Reader

I. Open
1. The Poetics of the Open Work
2. The Semantics of Metaphor
3. On the Possibility of Generating Aesthetic Messages in an Edenic Language

II. Closed
4. The Myth of Superman
5. Rhetoric and Ideology in Sue's Les Mysteres de Paris
6. Narrative Structures in Fleming

III. Open/Closed
7. Peirce and the Semiotic Foundations of Openness: Signs as Texts and Texts as Signs
8. Lector in Fabula: Pragmatic Strategy in a Metanarrative Text

Appendix 1
Appendix 2
Bibliography

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CIN000406048
The Role of the Reader: Explorations in the Semiotics of Texts by Umberto Eco
Umberto Eco
Advances in Semiotics
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Indiana University Press
1979-06-01
288
025320318X
9780253203182
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