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On the participation of the reader

May 20, 2015

“…the more places of indeterminacy there are in a text, the greater the participation of the reader in the actualization of meaning.”

Ref: p.153 DW Fokkema and Elrud Kunne-Ibsch, ‘The reception of literature,’ from Theories of Literature in the Twentieth Century: Structuralism, Marxism, Aesthetics of Reception (New York: St martin’s Press, 1978) [IBN 0903983834]

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