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circulating libraries

circulating libraries  

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A library with books lent for a small fee to subscribers; the first circulating library was set up in Edinburgh in the early 18th century, and in the 18th and 19th centuries the system proved ...
Ian McEwan

Ian McEwan  

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(1948– ),novelist and short‐story writer, born in Aldershot, educated at the University of Sussex and the University of East Anglia. He displayed his gift for the macabre in his first short‐story ...
literature

literature  

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A body of written works related by subject-matter (e.g. the literature of computing), by language or place of origin (e.g. Russian literature), or by prevailing cultural standards of merit. In this ...
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The Oxford Dictionary of Phrase and Fable (2 ed.)

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2006

read between the lines look for or discover a meaning that is implied rather than explicitly stated.

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reader-response theory

reader-response theory  

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A view of literary interpretation associated with the American critic Stanley Fish. It holds that meaning does not reside in the text, but in the mind of the reader. The text functions only as a ...
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The Oxford Encyclopedia of British Literature

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Readers are active participants in the production, circulation, and consumption of literary texts, and essential partners in the making of

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The Oxford Companion to Italian Literature

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2005
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as distinct from literacy, designates a variety of practices of scanning and comprehending written, engraved, or embossed symbols. In

Romanzo rosa

Romanzo rosa  

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Common term for popular romantic fiction [see Dandolo, Milly; Liala; Reading].
Virginia Woolf

Virginia Woolf  

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(1882–1941)British novelist and critic. A mentally sick woman, plagued by depression that finally led to her suicide, she rejected in her writing the superficial materialism of her contemporaries and ...

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