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date: 10 August 2020

reader-response theory. 

Source:
The Oxford Companion to Twentieth-Century Literature in English
Author(s):
Jenny StringerJenny Stringer, John SutherlandJohn Sutherland

This approach to criticism derives from Hermeneutics, a discipline which places at its centre the practice of interpretation rather than particular results. In such a perspective, the reader of a literary text, so long ignored or taken for granted, makes a dramatic reappearance as the focus of meaning, the site of the construction of significance, if not always the actual constructor. ... ...

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