Intertextuality and the discourse community

@article{Porter1986IntertextualityAT,
  title={Intertextuality and the discourse community},
  author={James E. Porter},
  journal={Rhetoric Review},
  year={1986},
  volume={5},
  pages={34-47}
}
  • James E. Porter
  • Published 1986
  • Philosophy
  • Rhetoric Review
  • At the conclusion of Eco's The Name of the Rose, the monk Adso of Melk returns to the burned abbey, where he finds in the ruins scraps of parchment, the only remnants from one of the great libraries in all Christendom. He spends a day collecting the charred fragments, hoping to discover some meaning in the scattered pieces of books. He assembles his own "lesser library . . . of fragments, quotations, unfinished sentences, amputated stumps of books" (500). To Adso, these random shards are "an… CONTINUE READING

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