Paratexts: Thresholds of Interpretation (Literature, Culture, Theory) [Gerard Genette] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Paratexts are those. Gérard Genette, Paratexts: Thresholds of Interpretation. Translated by Jane E. Lewin and foreword by Richard Macksey. Cambridge: Cambridge University. In this first English translation of Paratexts, G&#;rard Genette offers a global view of these liminal mediations and their relation to the reading public.

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Cambridge University Press Amazon. Paratexts are those liminal devices and conventions, both within and outside the book, that form part of the complex mediation between book, author, thtesholds, and reader: In Paratexts, an English translation of Seuils, Gerard Genette shows how the special pragmatic status of paratextual declarations requires a carefully calibrated analysis of their illocutionary force.


With clarity, precision, and an extraordinary range of reference, Paratexts constitutes an encyclopedic survey of the customs and institutions of the Republic of Letters as they are revealed in the borderlands of the text. Genette presents a global view of these liminal mediations and the logic of their relation to the reading public by interprstation each element as a literary function.

Richard Macksey’s foreword describes how the poetics of paratexts interacts with more general questions of literature as a cultural institution, and situates Thresholde work in contemporary literary theory. Selected pages Title Page.

The cover and its appendages. The title page and its appendages.

The name of the author. Choice of a public.

Commentary on the title. The order in which to read.

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The inscription of the copy. The prefatorial situation of communication. The functions of the original preface. The themes of the why. The themes of the how.


Other prefaces other functions. Tables of contents running heads. The semiofficial allographic epitext.

The public authorial epitext. Other editions – View all Paratexts: Thresholds of Interpretation Gerard Genette Limited preview – Thresholds of Interpretation Gerard Genette No preview available – References to this book Fantasm and Fiction: LewinRichard Threzholds.