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The Performance of Reading : An Essay in the Philosophy of Literature (Hardcover)

Author: Kivy, Peter

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Product Overview

The Performance of Reading argues that there are distinct analogies between "silent" reading and artistic performance, and so fashions the new role of the reader as performer.

  • An original and insightful exploration of the act of reading by the leading scholar in the field.
  • Discusses the history of reading and the transitions from reading aloud to reading silently, and the changing role of literature as communal, active experience to a more private endeavor.


Publisher Blackwell Pub
Mfg Part# 9781405146920
SKU 202868654
Format Hardcover
ISBN10 1405146923
Release Date 8/13/2012
Product Attributes
Book Format Hardcover
Number of Pages 0155
Publisher Blackwell Publishers
Series Part 3
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