The Reading Process: A Phenomenological Approach

  title={The Reading Process: A Phenomenological Approach},
  author={W. Iser},
  journal={New Literary History},
  • W. Iser
  • Published 1972
  • Sociology
  • New Literary History
SHE PHENOMENOLOGICAL THEORY of art lays full stress on the idea that, in considering a literary work, one must take into account not only the actual text but also, and in equal measure, the actions involved in responding to that text. Thus Roman Ingarden confronts the structure of the literary text with the ways in which it can be konkretisiert (realized).' The text as such offers different "schematised views"' through which the subject matter of the work can come to light, but the actual… Expand


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