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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 ...
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 ...
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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