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The pioneer of literary anthropology Wolfgang Iser presents a wide ranging and comprehensive exploration of this new field in an attempt to explain the human need for the particular form of make believe known as literature Ranging from the Renaissance pastoral to Coleridge to Sartre and Beckett The Fictive and the Imaginary is a distinguished work of scholarship from one of Europe's most respected and influential critics

10 thoughts on “The Fictive and the Imaginary Charting Literary Anthropology

  1. says:

    Some people knock reader response theory but I was hooked after reading Iser's work Basically there's a constant interplay between author reader and text that allows the reader to extend beyond the self into the realm of the imaginary In this book Iser contends that this stepping beyond the self stems from an anthropological desire and that the interplay between the imaginary and acts of fictionalizing is thatreally a word Mr Iser? allows us to do so

  2. says:

    I can't go on I must go on i go on

  3. says:

    This book revolutionized the way I read poetry especially pastoral Difficult but rewarding

  4. says:

    Alright I humbly admit that this one is too dense for me to actually find any enjoyment in slogging through it I may return to it for reference or when I have expanded my lit theory vocabulary