Second Thoughts: A Focus on Rereading
Wayne State University Press, 1998 - Literary Criticism - 383 pages
How does our perspective change after the first reading? What distortions emerge through repetition? How do we determine what's worth rereading, and what is the role of such repetition in our lives? What are the gains and losses? Second Thoughts answers these questions and investigates the phenomenon of rereading narrative texts from various genres. Contributors of this volume explore rereading children's literature, rereading Proust, how rereading functions in the oral tradition, and why so many people reread romances. Essays range from rereading Shakespeare and Spenser to rereading on a desert island and the rereading of hypertext.
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Observations on Rereading
Some Historical Paradoxes
Tradition as Rereading
Rereading Guillaume de Machauts Vision
Rereading Character in Much
Perversion and Prolepsis in A
Gertrude Stein and Disjunctive Rereading
Two Modes of Rereading in the TwentiethCentury
Some Thoughts on Rereading
Doing Time or How to Reread on a Desert Island
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