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Palimpsests: Literature in the Second Degree

Palimpsests: Literature in the Second Degree (Paperback)

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By definition, a palimpsest is "a written document, usually on vellum or parchment, that has been written upon several times, often with remnants of erased writing still visible." Palimpsests (originally published in France in 1982), one of Gerard Genette's most important works, examines the manifold relationships a text may have with prior texts. Genette describes the multiple ways a later text asks readers to read or remember an earlier one. In this regard, he treats the history and nature of parody, antinovels, pastiches, caricatures, commentary, allusion, imitations, and other textual relations. Gerard Genette is one of the most original and influential literary critics of modern France. He is the major practitioner of narratological criticism, a pioneer in structuralism, and a much-admired literary historian. Such works as Narrative Discourse and Mimologics (Nebraska 1995) have established his international reputation as a literary theorist of the first order.

Essays & WritingLiterary CriticismLiterary studies: generalLiterary studies: classical, early & medievalHistory & PoliticsArchaeology Publisher: University of Nebraska Press Publication Date: 01/01/1997 ISBN-13: 9780803270299  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Claude Doubinsky is Maitre de conferences with the English Department at the University of Tours. This is his first book-length translation. Channa Newman is a professor of French and cultural studies and coordinator of modern languages at Point Park College.

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