Reading The Eve of St.Agnes: The Multiples of Complex Literary Transaction

Reading The Eve of St.Agnes: The Multiples of Complex Literary Transaction by Jack Stillinger

By: Jack Stillinger

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Using the 180-year history of Keats'sEve of St. Agnes as a basis for theorizing about the reading process, Stillinger's book explores the nature and whereabouts of "meaning" in complex works. A proponent of authorial intent, Stillinger argues a theoretical compromise between author and reader, applying a theory of interpretive democracy that includes the endlessly multifarious reader's response as well as Keats's guessed-at intent. Stillinger also considers the process of constructing meaning, and posits an answer to why Keats's work is considered canonical, and why it is still being read and admired.
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9780195351507
Publication Date:
20 / 09 / 1999

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