Novels, Novelists, and Readers: Toward a Phenomenological Sociology of Literature

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SUNY Press, Jan 1, 1991 - Literary Criticism - 324 pages
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Focusing on British and American novels and novelists, Rogers analyzes novels as cultural documents as well as artifacts of pleasure (although writing and reading novels appear to be private ventures, they in fact institutionalize distinct forms of social action). Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
  

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Contents

The World of Literature
5
Selfexperiences and Novel Making
21
Novel Making and the World of Everyday Life
35
Novels and Everyday Life
51
The Uses of Privacy
71
Readers Selfexperiences
91
Novel Making Novel Reading and Literary Interaction
107
Literary Socialization
129
The Art of Social Worlds and the Science of Social Worlds
175
The Fictive
203
Additional Novels in the Sample
213
Notes
217
Bibliography
261
Proper Name Index
311
Subject Index
321
Copyright

The Business of Literature
153

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About the author (1991)

Mary F. Rogers is Professor of Sociology at The University of West Florida.

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