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Iser, Wolfgang

Overview
Works: 160 works in 755 publications in 12 languages and 12,318 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  History 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Honoree, Interviewee, Adapter
Classifications: PN83, 418.02
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Most widely held works by Wolfgang Iser
The implied reader : patterns of communication in prose fiction from Bunyan to Beckett by Wolfgang Iser( Book )
83 editions published between 1972 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 1,751 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The act of reading : a theory of aesthetic response by Wolfgang Iser( Book )
57 editions published between 1978 and 1997 in 3 languages and held by 1,402 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The range of interpretation by Wolfgang Iser( Book )
22 editions published between 2000 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 866 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
Prospecting : from reader response to literary anthropology by Wolfgang Iser( Book )
18 editions published between 1989 and 1993 in English and held by 747 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Walter Pater, the aesthetic moment by Wolfgang Iser( Book )
22 editions published between 1957 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 600 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Laurence Sterne : Tristram Shandy by Wolfgang Iser( Book )
13 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 548 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
How to do theory by Wolfgang Iser( Book )
15 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 519 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."--BOOK JACKET
The fictive and the imaginary : charting literary anthropology by Wolfgang Iser( Book )
13 editions published between 1983 and 1998 in English and Arabic and held by 496 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Languages of the unsayable : the play of negativity in literature and literary theory by Sanford & Budick( Book )
17 editions published between 1987 and 1996 in English and held by 469 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Translatability of cultures : figurations of the space between by Samford Budick( Book )
11 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 432 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
Der Akt des Lesens : Theorie ästhetischer Wirkung by Wolfgang Iser( Book )
37 editions published between 1976 and 2009 in German and Portuguese and held by 369 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 349 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Das Fiktive und das Imaginäre : Perspektiven literarischer Anthropologie by Wolfgang Iser( Book )
21 editions published between 1991 and 2009 in German and held by 229 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Die Appellstruktur der Texte. Unbestimmtheit als Wirkungsbedingung literarischer Prosa by Wolfgang Iser( Book )
36 editions published between 1970 and 1974 in German and English and held by 228 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Immanente Ästhetik, ästhetische Reflexion : Lyrik als Paradigma der Moderne by Wolfgang Iser( Book )
9 editions published between 1966 and 1991 in German and held by 222 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Funktionen des Fiktiven ( Book )
13 editions published between 1983 and 2007 in 4 languages and held by 217 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Theorien der Kunst by Dieter Henrich( Book )
22 editions published between 1982 and 1999 in German and Undetermined and held by 202 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Dargestellte Geschichte in der europäischen Literatur des 19. Jahrhunderts ( Book )
13 editions published in 1970 in 3 languages and held by 194 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Britannica; Festschrift für Hermann M. Flasdieck by Wolfgang Iser( Book )
12 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 )
7 editions published in 1972 in 3 languages and held by 163 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Iser, W.
Īzar, Wūlfġānġ 1926-2007
Izer, Volvgang 1926-2007
Wo er fu gang Yi se er 1926-2007
Wo'erfugang-Yise'er 1926-2007
איזר, וולפגנג 1926-
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
伊瑟尔, 沃尔夫冈 1926-2007
Languages
English (239)
German (197)
Italian (9)
Spanish (6)
Portuguese (5)
Hungarian (2)
Japanese (2)
Arabic (2)
Korean (2)
Czech (2)
Multiple languages (1)
Finnish (1)
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