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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (757 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Umberto Eco Narrator: Nick Sullivan Publisher: University Press Audiobooks Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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In this exhilarating book, we accompany Umberto Eco as he explores the intricacies of fictional form and method. Using examples ranging from fairy tales and Flaubert, Poe and Mickey Spillane, Eco draws us in by means of a novelist's techniques, making us his collaborators in the creation of his text and in the investigation of some of fiction's most basic mechanisms. These six lectures in Harvard's prestigious Charles Eliot Norton Lectures invite readers to reexamine how they read and how much is expected of them. Eco argues that any actual reader is an empirical reader with a specific personal reading context. As such, each individual reader is only part of the model reader, the author's composite imagined listener. But the individual author, always distinct from the narrator is also only part of the model author whose stylistic strategies help all readers infer what the characteristics of the model reader are and, in turn, what those of the model author are. The book is published by Harvard University Press.

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Barbara | 2/20/2014

    " Interesting lectures about the relationship between author, reader and truth. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Emilie | 2/10/2014

    " Take a stroll with Mr Eco. See fiction in a bunch of new ways. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Stephanie | 2/9/2014

    " That was fun. Reader response criticism at its best! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Rory | 1/31/2014

    " Literally like walking through the woods, as in I had a pretty hard time following him (the essay titles didn't help at all) and most of the time had no idea where he was going with any given argument. I think I might have learned something, but I'm not sure if I can articulate what it was.. "

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