Before reading: narrative conventions and the politics of interpretation

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Ohio State University Press, Mar 1, 1998 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 249 pages
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How does what we know shape the ways we read? Starting from the premise that any productive theory of narrative must take into account the presuppositions the reader brings to the text, Before Reading explores how our prior knowledge of literary conventions influences the processes of interpretation and evaluation. Available again with a new introduction by James Phelan.

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Rabinowitz's "rules of notice" explained by the originator. So glad to own my own copy at long last! Read full review

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Ok, again, "liking" an academic text is culturally bizarre. But this was a game changer. Peter--I can call him Peter because I know him, because academia is weird--does for literary interpretation ... Read full review

Contents

Narrative Conventions
3
Starting Points
15
Rules of Notice
47
Copyright

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