Limit search to available items
Author Vincent, Michael.

Title Figures of the text : reading and writing (in) La Fontaine / Michael Vincent
Published Amsterdam ; Philadelphia : John Benjamins Pub., 1992
Online access available from:
ProQuest Ebook Central Subscription    View Resource Record  
EBSCO eBook Academic Collection    View Resource Record  


Description 1 online resource (xiv, 154 pages)
Series Purdue University monographs in romance languages, 0165-8743 ; v. 39
Purdue University monographs in Romance languages ; v. 39. 0165-8743
Contents FIGURESOF THE TEXT; Editorial page; Title page; Copyright page; Dedication; Table of contents; Preface; Note on Editions and Abbreviations; Introduction; 1. "HiÊroglyphes 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
Summary 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
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 137-147) and index
Notes 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. MiAaHDL
Print version record
Subject La Fontaine, Jean de, 1621-1695 -- Criticism and interpretation.
Authorship in literature.
Books and reading in literature.
Reader-response criticism.
Genre/Form Allegories.
Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 92008794