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Interpretation and Overinterpretation

Interpretation and Overinterpretation

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Part of Tanner Lectures in Human Values

Stefan Collini, Umberto Eco, Richard Rorty, Jonathan Culler, Christine Brook-Rose
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  • Date Published: March 1992
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521425544

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  • The limits of interpretation--what a text can actually be said to mean--are of double interest to a semiotician whose own novels' intriguing complexity has provoked his readers into intense speculation as to their meaning. Eco's illuminating and frequently hilarious discussion ranges from Dante to The Name of the Rose, Foucault's Pendulum, to Chomsky and Derrida, and bears all the hallmarks of his inimitable personal style. Three of the world's leading figures in philosophy, literary theory and criticism take up the challenge of entering into debate with Eco on the question of interpretation. Richard Rorty, Jonathan Culler and Christine Brooke-Rose each add a distinctive perspective on this contentious topic, contributing to a unique exchange of ideas among some of the foremost and most exciting theorists in the field.

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    "Interpretation and Overinterpretation is an excellent book, one of the most valuable contributions to literary theory of recent years." Philosophy and Literature

    "Like Eco himself, Interpretation and Overinterpretation is bracingly down-to-earth, accessible though complex, profound but not pompous...Before you know it the book is history. Yet its first-rate ironies and trenchant writing linger." The Philadelphia Inquirer

    "In Interpretation and Overinterpretation the many lives of Eco come together in a vibrant text full of wisdom and wit...interspersed with...theoretical considerations are fascinating anecdotal details about the writing of his two novels making the book must reading for Eco aficianados." The San Francisco Chronicle

    "...offers a unique opportunity not only to read Eco at his finest, but also to observe him interacting with some renowned contemporary scholars...Reading the essays collected in this volume gives one a sense of being present at a rare meeting of the minds: a semiotician and best-selling novelist meets three of today's most powerful minds in philosophy, literary theory, and postmodern fiction...the careful arguments of this powerful theorist should provoke us into reevaluating the role of interpretation in literary criticism and theory." James M. Lang, Studies in the Humanities

    "This book is densely charged and action packed." Antioch

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    Product details

    • Date Published: March 1992
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521425544
    • length: 164 pages
    • dimensions: 215 x 137 x 10 mm
    • weight: 0.19kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Introduction: Interpretation terminable and interminable Stefan Collini
    1. Interpretation and history Umberto Eco
    2. Overinterpreting texts Umberto Eco
    3. Between author and text Umberto Eco
    4. The pragmatist's progress Richard Rorty
    5. In defence of overinterpretation Jonathan Culler
    6. Palimpsest history Christine Brook-Rose
    7. Reply Umberto Eco
    Index.

  • Author

    Umberto Eco

    Editor

    Stefan Collini

    With contributions by

    Jonathan Culler

    Richard Rorty

    Christine Brooke-Rose

    Contributors

    Stefan Collini, Umberto Eco, Richard Rorty, Jonathan Culler, Christine Brook-Rose

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