Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “The Work Of Art” as Want to Read:
The Work Of Art
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

The Work Of Art

3.64  ·  Rating Details ·  11 Ratings  ·  0 Reviews
What art is--its very nature--is the subject of this book by one of the most distinguished continental theorists writing today. Informed by the aesthetics of Nelson Goodman and referring to a wide range of cultures, contexts, and media, The Work of Art seeks to discover, explain, and define how art exists and how it works. To this end, Gerard Genette explores the distincti ...more
Paperback, 256 pages
Published May 1st 1997 by Cornell University Press (first published 1991)
More Details... edit details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about The Work Of Art, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about The Work Of Art

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Add this book to your favorite list »

Community Reviews

(showing 1-41)
filter  |  sort: default (?)  |  Rating Details
Corrado7mari
Corrado7mari rated it really liked it
Dec 16, 2007
Dave
Dave rated it liked it
May 22, 2011
Claudiu Ciobotaru
Claudiu Ciobotaru rated it it was amazing
Jun 08, 2015
Alina
Alina rated it it was ok
Oct 10, 2012
Cynthia
Cynthia rated it really liked it
Apr 10, 2016
Tryout79
Tryout79 rated it liked it
Mar 16, 2014
Basak
Basak rated it it was amazing
Apr 23, 2013
Elizabeth
Elizabeth rated it liked it
Jul 27, 2011
Fluffy Singler
Fluffy Singler rated it liked it
Aug 31, 2014
Christophe Reig
Christophe Reig rated it it was amazing
Jul 06, 2014
Tryout79
Tryout79 rated it liked it
Mar 16, 2014
Ema
Ema marked it as to-read
Dec 04, 2007
Penelope
Penelope marked it as to-read
Dec 22, 2008
Andrew
Andrew marked it as to-read
Aug 26, 2009
Eric Dowdle
Eric Dowdle marked it as to-read
Sep 02, 2009
Zack
Zack marked it as to-read
Sep 23, 2009
Travis Wade ZINN
Travis Wade ZINN marked it as to-read
Mar 02, 2011
Youee
Youee marked it as to-read
May 07, 2012
Jasmeet
Jasmeet marked it as to-read
Jul 19, 2013
Michael Saar
Michael Saar marked it as to-read
May 10, 2015
Alma P
Alma P marked it as to-read
Feb 08, 2016
Ilie
Ilie marked it as to-read
Feb 17, 2016
Insook Kim
Insook Kim is currently reading it
Mar 03, 2016
Aleks
Aleks marked it as to-read
May 28, 2016
Rustom
Rustom marked it as to-read
Jun 09, 2016
Jamie Banks
Jamie Banks marked it as to-read
Aug 27, 2016
Gemseeker
Gemseeker marked it as to-read
Apr 03, 2017
Anthony Ó Dálaigh
Anthony Ó Dálaigh marked it as to-read
Jun 05, 2017
Anaïs
Anaïs marked it as to-read
May 28, 2011
Elie
Elie added it
Jul 25, 2011
Estelle
Estelle marked it as to-read
Jan 01, 2013
Luana
Luana marked it as to-read
May 19, 2014
Emilie
Emilie added it
Jan 29, 2017
Elie
Elie added it
Jul 25, 2011
Mathilde Warusfel
Mathilde Warusfel marked it as to-read
Apr 23, 2016
miksfiks
miksfiks marked it as to-read
Nov 24, 2015
Rudj
Rudj added it
Nov 06, 2010
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »
579933
Genette is largely responsible for the reintroduction of a rhetorical vocabulary into literary criticism, for example such terms as trope and metonymy. Additionally his work on narrative, best known in English through the selection Narrative Discourse: An Essay in Method, has been of importance.[2] His major work is the multi-part Figures series, of which Narrative Discourse is a section. His tril ...more
More about Gérard Genette...

Share This Book