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Iser, Wolfgang

Overview
Works: 151 works in 848 publications in 14 languages and 12,546 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  History 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Honoree, Interviewee, Adapter
Classifications: PN83,
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Most widely held works by Wolfgang Iser
The act of reading : a theory of aesthetic response by Wolfgang Iser( Book )

116 editions published between 1976 and 2009 in 6 languages and held by 1,869 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The implied reader : patterns of communication in prose fiction from Bunyan to Beckett by Wolfgang Iser( Book )

93 editions published between 1972 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 1,772 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The fictive and the imaginary : charting literary anthropology by Wolfgang Iser( Book )

43 editions published between 1983 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 769 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The pioneer of "literary anthropology," Wolfgang Iser presents a wide-ranging and comprehensive exploration of this new field in an attempt to explain the human need for the "particular form of make-believe" known as literature. Ranging from the Renaissance pastoral to Coleridge to Sartre and Beckett, The Fictive and the Imaginary is a distinguished work of scholarship from one of Europe's most respected and influential critics
Prospecting : from reader response to literary anthropology by Wolfgang Iser( Book )

22 editions published between 1989 and 1993 in English and held by 757 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Walter Pater, the aesthetic moment by Wolfgang Iser( Book )

25 editions published between 1898 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 609 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Laurence Sterne : Tristram Shandy by Wolfgang Iser( Book )

14 editions published between 1988 and 2008 in English and held by 554 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

How to do theory by Wolfgang Iser( Book )

17 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in English and Chinese and held by 537 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Using classic literary texts, including Keats's Ode on a Grecian Urn, Spenser's The Shepheardes Calender, and T.S. Eliot's The Waste Land, Iser shows what a work of art looks like if viewed in terms of each of the theories concerned. He presents the different theories objectively, leaving it up to readers to decide which, if any, they subscribe to. In this way, he defuses students' fear of theory and demonstrates the potential of different theories for interpreting texts."--Jacket
The range of interpretation by Wolfgang Iser( Book )

26 editions published between 2000 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 511 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"There is a Tacit Assumption that human beings live by constantly interpreting the world. As Descartes might say: We interpret, therefore we are. While such a basic human disposition makes interpretation seem natural, the possible forms it may take, however, do not. Iser offers a fresh approach to traditional hermeneutics by formulating an "anatomy of interpretation" through which we can understand the act of interpretation in its various manifestations." "For Iser, there are several different genres of interpretation, all of which are essentially acts of translation meant to transpose something into something else. Perhaps the most obvious example involves canonical texts, such as the Rabbinical exegesis of the Torah or Samuel Johnson's reading of Shakespeare. But what if the object of interpretation consists not of text but of independent fragments, as in the study of history or the practice of psychoanalysis? Iser details how, in each of these cases, the space opened up by interpretation is negotiated in a different way, thus concluding that the nature of interpretation always depends on what it seeks to translate." "For students of philosophy, literary and critical theory, anthropology, and cultural history, Iser's elucidation of the mechanics by which we translate and understand, as well as his assessment of the anthropological roots of our drive to produce meaning, will undoubtedly serve as a revelation. Book jacket."--Jacket
Languages of the unsayable : the play of negativity in literature and literary theory by Sanford & Budick( Book )

21 editions published between 1987 and 1996 in English and held by 493 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Translatability of cultures : figurations of the space between by Samford Budick( Book )

13 editions published between 1996 and 2009 in English and held by 450 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The fourteen essays in this volume - which consider a wide variety of cultures from ancient Egypt to contemporary Japan - address both sorts of discourse and elucidate the two-way or mutual conditioning of cultural positions as well as the illusions and exclusions created by mutuality. In short, the essays describe the conditions under which cultures that do not dominate each other may yet achieve a limited translatability of cultures
Immanente Ästhetik, ästhetische Reflexion : Lyrik als Paradigma der Moderne by Wolfgang Iser( Book )

34 editions published between 1966 and 1991 in German and French and held by 411 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Staging politics : the lasting impact of Shakespeare's histories by Wolfgang Iser( Book )

6 editions published between 1988 and 1993 in English and held by 356 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Die Appellstruktur der Texte. Unbestimmtheit als Wirkungsbedingung literarischer Prosa by Wolfgang Iser( Book )

43 editions published between 1970 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 262 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Theorien der Kunst by Dieter Henrich( Book )

27 editions published between 1982 and 1999 in German and Undetermined and held by 233 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Funktionen des Fiktiven( Book )

13 editions published between 1983 and 2007 in 4 languages and held by 227 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dargestellte Geschichte in der europäischen Literatur des 19. Jahrhunderts( Book )

14 editions published in 1970 in 3 languages and held by 217 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

L'acte de lecture théorie de l'effet esthétique by Wolfgang Iser( Book )

21 editions published between 1976 and 1997 in French and held by 173 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Britannica; Festschrift für Hermann M. Flasdieck by Wolfgang Iser( Book )

13 editions published in 1960 in 3 languages and held by 170 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Henry Fielding und der englische Roman des 18. Jahrhunderts by Wolfgang Iser( Book )

9 editions published in 1972 in 3 languages and held by 167 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Die Weltanschauung Henry Fieldings by Wolfgang Iser( Book )

15 editions published between 1950 and 2013 in German and English and held by 150 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The implied reader : patterns of communication in prose fiction from Bunyan to Beckett
Alternative Names
Iser, W.

Īzā, Vorufugangu 1926-2007

Īzar, Wūlfġānġ 1926-2007

Izer, Volvgang 1926-2007

Volfgangs Izers

Wo er fu gang Yi se er 1926-2007

Wo'erfugang-Yise'er 1926-2007

Wolfang Iser

Wolfgang Iser Duits taalkundige (1926-2007)

Wolfgang Iser German philologist

Wolfgang Iser teórico de la literatura

Волфганг Изер

Изер, Вольфганг

איזר, וולפגנג 1926-

וולפגנג איזר

ولفگانگ ایزر زبان‌شناس آلمانی

イーザー, W

イーザー, ヴォルフガング

イーザー, ヴォルフガング 1926-2007

ヴォルフガング・イーザー

伊瑟尔, 沃尔夫冈 1926-2007

沃爾夫岡·伊瑟爾

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The implied reader : patterns of communication in prose fiction from Bunyan to BeckettThe fictive and the imaginary : charting literary anthropologyProspecting : from reader response to literary anthropologyWalter Pater, the aesthetic momentLaurence Sterne : Tristram ShandyHow to do theoryThe range of interpretationLanguages of the unsayable : the play of negativity in literature and literary theoryThe Translatability of cultures : figurations of the space between