Wolfgang Iser





Wolfgang Iser

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born
in Germany
July 22, 1926

died
January 24, 2007

gender
male

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Average rating: 3.83 · 187 ratings · 18 reviews · 25 distinct works · Similar authors
The Act of Reading: A Theor...
3.62 of 5 stars 3.62 avg rating — 88 ratings — published 1978 — 3 editions
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The Implied Reader: Pattern...
3.88 of 5 stars 3.88 avg rating — 32 ratings2 editions
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The Fictive and the Imagina...
4.25 of 5 stars 4.25 avg rating — 20 ratings2 editions
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How to Do Theory
4.11 of 5 stars 4.11 avg rating — 19 ratings — published 2005 — 2 editions
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Prospecting: From Reader Re...
4.0 of 5 stars 4.00 avg rating — 10 ratings — published 1989 — 2 editions
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The Range of Interpretation
4.33 of 5 stars 4.33 avg rating — 9 ratings — published 2000 — 5 editions
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Walter Pater: The Aesthetic...
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Stepping Forward: Essays, L...
3.0 of 5 stars 3.00 avg rating — 1 rating — published 2008 — 2 editions
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Die Appellstruktur Der Text...
3.0 of 5 stars 3.00 avg rating — 1 rating — published 1974
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Theorie Der Literatur: Eine...
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“This is why, when we have been particularly impressed by a book, we feel the need to talk about it; we do not want to get away from it by talking about it—we simply want to understand more clearly what it is in which we have been entangled. We have undergone an experience, and now we want to know consciously what we have experienced. Perhaps this is the prime usefulness of literary criticism—it helps to make conscious those aspects of the text which would otherwise remain concealed in the subconscious; it satisfies (or helps to satisfy) our desire to talk about what we have read.”
Wolfgang Iser

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