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The Resource A theory of literary production, Pierre Macherey ; translated from the French by Geoffrey Wall

A theory of literary production, Pierre Macherey ; translated from the French by Geoffrey Wall

Label
A theory of literary production
Title
A theory of literary production
Statement of responsibility
Pierre Macherey ; translated from the French by Geoffrey Wall
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
Summary
Who is more important: the reader, or the writer? Originally published in French in 1966, Pierre Macherey's first and most famous work, "A Theory of Literary Production" dared to challenge perceived wisdom, and quickly established him as a pivotal figure in literary theory. In this provocative work, Macherey puts the focus as much on the reader as the writer, stating that the very act of reading is a form of production in its own right, generating interpretation and meanings which are beyond the control of the author. Part of the birth of a whole new branch of post-structuralist theory, Macherey's work also influenced a new generation of critics among them Jacques Derrida, his contemporary, and Terry Eagleton. His ideas have also led some observers to claim that he announced the death of the author fully two years before Roland Barthes' famous essay
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Macherey, Pierre
Dewey number
801/.95
Index
index present
LC call number
PN45
LC item number
.M31713
Literary form
non fiction
PerformerNote
ISBN 0-7100-0087-1 Pbk : £4.95
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Literature
  • Literature
  • Littérature
  • Roman
  • Fiction
Label
A theory of literary production, Pierre Macherey ; translated from the French by Geoffrey Wall
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Translation of Pour une théorie de la production littéraire
  • Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Criticism and judgment -- Domain and object -- Questions and answers -- Rule and law -- Positive and negative judgment -- Front and back -- Improvisation, structure and necessity -- Autonomy and independence -- Image and concept: beautiful language and true language -- Illusion and fiction -- Creation and production -- Pact and contract -- Explanation and interpretation -- Implicit and explicit -- The spoken and the unspoken -- The two questions -- Interior and exterior -- Depth and complexity -- Lenin, critic of Tolstoy -- Literary analysis: the tomb of structures -- Jules Verne: the faulty narrative -- Borges and the fictive narrative -- Balzac's Les Paysans: a disparate text
Control code
4549852
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
ix, 326 pages
Isbn
9780710000873
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
78040559
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(WaOLN)75916
Label
A theory of literary production, Pierre Macherey ; translated from the French by Geoffrey Wall
Publication
Note
  • Translation of Pour une théorie de la production littéraire
  • Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Criticism and judgment -- Domain and object -- Questions and answers -- Rule and law -- Positive and negative judgment -- Front and back -- Improvisation, structure and necessity -- Autonomy and independence -- Image and concept: beautiful language and true language -- Illusion and fiction -- Creation and production -- Pact and contract -- Explanation and interpretation -- Implicit and explicit -- The spoken and the unspoken -- The two questions -- Interior and exterior -- Depth and complexity -- Lenin, critic of Tolstoy -- Literary analysis: the tomb of structures -- Jules Verne: the faulty narrative -- Borges and the fictive narrative -- Balzac's Les Paysans: a disparate text
Control code
4549852
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
ix, 326 pages
Isbn
9780710000873
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
78040559
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(WaOLN)75916

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