From Boyd City to the Big City and Beyond: Six Stories with a Critical Introduction

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The critical introduction to this collection of short fiction argues that writing is reading and that reading is writing. The argument draws descriptions of writing as reading from such diverse sources as Sherwood Anderson, Roland Barthes, Neil Simon, J. Hillis Miller and Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, as well as from the author's own experience. Descriptions of reading from phenomenological and subjective criticism, including the theories of Georges Poulet, Wolfgang Iser, Stanley Fish and David Bleich, affirm the creative role of the reader, show that the reader, in fact, writes the text in the process of reading. The introduction concludes that reader, writer ... continued below

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iv, 153 leaves

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Barringer, Bobby D. (Bobby Dewayne) December 1993.

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The critical introduction to this collection of short fiction argues that writing is reading and that reading is writing. The argument draws descriptions of writing as reading from such diverse sources as Sherwood Anderson, Roland Barthes, Neil Simon, J. Hillis Miller and Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, as well as from the author's own experience. Descriptions of reading from phenomenological and subjective criticism, including the theories of Georges Poulet, Wolfgang Iser, Stanley Fish and David Bleich, affirm the creative role of the reader, show that the reader, in fact, writes the text in the process of reading. The introduction concludes that reader, writer and text are all constructs of language, that both reading and writing are, ultimately and primarily, thought.

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Barringer, Bobby D. (Bobby Dewayne). From Boyd City to the Big City and Beyond: Six Stories with a Critical Introduction, thesis, December 1993; Denton, Texas. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc500600/: accessed April 21, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; .