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Interpretation and overinterpretation /

by Eco, Umberto; Collini, Stefan.
Type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1992Description: ix, 151 p. ; 23 cm.ISBN: 0521402271 (hard); 0521425549 (pbk.).Uniform titles: Tanner lectures on human values.Subject(s): Interpretatie | Critique | Sémiotique et littérature | Criticism | Semiotics and literature | Interpretatie | Interpretation | Literatur | Sprachphilosophie | Literaturinterpretation | Hermeneutik | Critique | Sémiotique et littérature | Critique textuelle | Analyse du discours | Semiotik och litteratur | Criticism | Semiotics and literature | Literature CriticismOnline resources: Table of contents | Publisher description | Table of contents | Table of contents | Publisher description
Contents:
Introduction : interpretation terminable and interminable / Stefan Collini -- Interpretation and history ; Overinterpreting texts ; Between author and text / Umberto Eco -- The pragmatist's progress / Richard Rorty -- In defence of overinterpretation / Jonathan Culler -- Palimpsest history / Christine Brooke-Rose -- Reply / Umberto Eco.
Summary: Umberto Eco, international best-selling novelist and leading literary theorist, here brings together these two roles in a provocative discussion of the vexed question of literary interpretation. The limits of interpretation--what a text can actually be said to mean--are of double interest to a semiotician whose own novels' intriguing complexity has provoked his readers into intense speculation as to their meaning. Eco's illuminating and frequently hilarious discussion.Summary: Ranges from Dante to The Name of the Rose, from Foucault's Pendulum to Chomsky and Derrida, and bears all the hallmarks of his inimitable personal style. Three of the world's leading figures in philosophy, literary theory and criticism take up the challenge of entering into debate with Eco on the question of interpretation. Richard Rorty, Jonathan Culler and Christine Brooke-Rose each add a distinctive perspective to this contentious topic, contributing to a unique.Summary: Exchange of ideas between some of the foremost and most exciting theorists in the field. List(s) this item appears in: Honours Research Methods 1.1
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Derived from the 1990 Tanner lectures and seminar.

Includes bibliographical references.

Introduction : interpretation terminable and interminable / Stefan Collini -- Interpretation and history ; Overinterpreting texts ; Between author and text / Umberto Eco -- The pragmatist's progress / Richard Rorty -- In defence of overinterpretation / Jonathan Culler -- Palimpsest history / Christine Brooke-Rose -- Reply / Umberto Eco.

Umberto Eco, international best-selling novelist and leading literary theorist, here brings together these two roles in a provocative discussion of the vexed question of literary interpretation. The limits of interpretation--what a text can actually be said to mean--are of double interest to a semiotician whose own novels' intriguing complexity has provoked his readers into intense speculation as to their meaning. Eco's illuminating and frequently hilarious discussion.

Ranges from Dante to The Name of the Rose, from Foucault's Pendulum to Chomsky and Derrida, and bears all the hallmarks of his inimitable personal style. Three of the world's leading figures in philosophy, literary theory and criticism take up the challenge of entering into debate with Eco on the question of interpretation. Richard Rorty, Jonathan Culler and Christine Brooke-Rose each add a distinctive perspective to this contentious topic, contributing to a unique.

Exchange of ideas between some of the foremost and most exciting theorists in the field.

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