Phenomenology and the Reception of Literary Texts: The Implied Reader as an Element of a Genre New Queries in Aesthetics and Metaphysics pp 261-273 | Cite as Fernando Cabo Aseguinolaza (1) 1. University of Santiago de Compostela, Spain Chapter 87 Downloads Part of the Analecta Husserliana book series (ANHU, volume 37)

Abstract In a short article designed to refute Anthony Close’s Hirschian approach to Don Quijote,1 i.e., the search for an understanding based on Cervantes’ possible intentions in the novel as opposed to subsequent Romantic interpretations, Inés Azar attacked the theoretical basis of Close’s work in the following words:

A written text is the permanent mark of an exclusion: the absence of the reader in the act of writing, the absence of the writer in the act of reading, the absence of the reader and writer in the text itself.2

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Notes 1.

Anthony Close, The Romantic Approach to “Don Quixote” (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1978). Google Scholar ( title=The%20Romantic%20Approach%20to%20Don%20Quixote&publication_year=1978)


Inés Azar, “Meaning, Intention and the Written Text: Anthony Close’s Approach to Don Quixote and its Critics,” Modern Language Notes, Vol. 96 (1981), pp. 440–444 (p. 444). Google Scholar ( title=Meaning%2C%20Intention%20and%20the%20Written%20Text%3A%20Anthony%20Close%E2%80%99s%20Approach%20to%20D on%20Quixote%20and%20its%20Critics&author=I.%20Azar&journal=Modern%20Language%20Notes&volume=96&pages=440444&publication_year=1981)


Ralph Freedman, “Intentionality and the Literary Object,” in Murray Krieger and L. S. Dembo (eds.), Directions for Criticism. Structuralism and its Alternatives (Madison: The University of Wisconsin Press, 1977), pp. 137–159. Google Scholar ( title=Intentionality%20and%20the%20Literary%20Object&author=F.%20Ralph&pages=137-159&publication_year=1977)


Félix Martínez Bonati, “Fenomenología y crítica (notas para una discusión),” Dispositio Vol. IX (1984), pp. 91–107 (p. 103). Google Scholar ( title=Fenomenolog%C3%ADa%20y%20cr%C3%ADtica%20%28notas%20para%20una%20discusi%C3%B3n%29&author=MB.%20F%C3 %A9lix&journal=Dispositio&volume=IX&pages=91-107&publication_year=1984)


Wayne Booth, La retórica de la ficcíón (Barcelona: Bosch, 1978), p. 129. Google Scholar ( title=La%20ret%C3%B3rica%20de%20la%20ficc%C3%AD%C3%B3n&author=B.%20Wayne&publication_year=1978)


Wolfgang Iser, El acto de leer (Madrid: Taurus, 1987), p. 69. Google Scholar ( title=El%20acto%20de%20leer&author=I.%20Wolfgang&publication_year=1987)


Didier Coste, “Trois conceptions du lecteur et leur contribution à une théorie du texte littéaire,” Poétique, Vol. 43 (1980), pp. 354–71 (p. 360). Google Scholar ( title=Trois%20conceptions%20du%20lecteur%20et%20leur%20contribution%20%C3%A0%20une%20th%C3%A9orie%20du%20texte%2 0litt%C3%A9aire&author=C.%20Didier&journal=Po%C3%A9tique&volume=43&pages=354-71&publication_year=1980)


José María Nadal, “La enunciatión narrativa,” Investigaciones semióticas, I, Madrid, CSIC, 1986, pp. 367–90. Google Scholar ( title=La%20enunciati%C3%B3n%20narrativa&author=MN.%20Jos%C3%A9&pages=367-90&publication_year=1986)


Claudio Guillén, Entre lo uno y lo diverso (Barcelona: Crítica, 1985), p. 203. Google Scholar ( title=Entre%20lo%20uno%20y%20lo%20diverso&author=G.%20Claudio&publication_year=1985)


M. Bakhtine, Esthétique de la création verbale (Paris: Gallimard, 1984), p. 336. Google Scholar ( title=Esth%C3%A9tique%20de%20la%20cr%C3%A9ation%20verbale&author=M.%20Bakhtine&publication_year=1984)


G. Molinié, “Sémiotique du narrataire dans les romans baroques,” Cahiers de Littérature du XVIFe siécle, Vol. 10 (1988), pp. 17–25. Google Scholar ( title=S%C3%A9miotique%20du%20narrataire%20dans%20les%20romans%20baroques&author=G.%20Molini%C3%A9&journal=Cahiers %20de%20Litt%C3%A9rature%20du%20XVIFe%20si%C3%A9cle&volume=10&pages=17-25&publication_year=1988)

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