Figures of the Text

Reading and writing (in) La Fontaine

Michael Vincent | Wichita State University
ISBN 9789027217639 (Eur) | EUR 105.00
ISBN 9781556193064 (USA) | USD 158.00
ISBN 9789027217646 (Eur) | EUR 50.00
ISBN 9781556193071 (USA) | USD 75.00
ISBN 9789027277336 | EUR 105.00/50.00*
| USD 158.00/75.00*
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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 (emblems, hieroglyphics); inscriptions and epitaphs; proper names; and citation (proverbs, maxims, allusions); the relation of represented orality to textuality, of textuality to corporeality, and of textuality to the visual arts (ekphrasis); and the archaeology of textual figures, such as labyrinths, textiles, and veils.
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Literature & Literary Studies

Romance literature & literary studies

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DSB: Literary studies: general

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