Creating Communities

Towards a Description of the Mask-function in Literature

How does historical reality interrelate with fiction? And how much are readers themselves involved in the workings of fictional literature? With innovative interpretations of various well-known texts, Nourit Melcer-Padon introduces the use of literary masks and illustrates literature's engagement of its readers' ethical judgement. She promotes a new perception of literary theory and of connections between thinkers such as Iser, Castoriadis, Sartre, Jung and Neumann. The book offers a unique view on the role of the community in post-existentialist modern cultural reality by emphasizing the importance of ritual practices in literature as a cultural manifestation.

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2018-05-30, 220 pages
ISBN: 978-3-8376-4186-8

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Nourit Melcer-Padon

Nourit Melcer-Padon, Hebrew University and Hadassah Academic College, Jerusalem, Israel

Book title
Creating Communities Towards a Description of the Mask-function in Literature
Publisher
transcript Verlag
Pages
220
Features
kart., Klebebindung
ISBN
978-3-8376-4186-8
DOI
Commodity Group
1562
BIC-Code
DSB
BISAC-Code
LIT000000
THEMA-Code
DSB
Release date
2018-05-30
Edition
1
Topics
Gesellschaft, Literatur
Readership
Literary Theory, Performance Studies, Textual Studies, Theater Studies, Philosophy, Psychology, Anthropology
Keywords/Tags
Fiction, History, Literary Masks, Reader-Response Criticism, Communities, Collective Imaginary, Collective Unconscious, Wolfgang Iser, Cornelius Castoriadis, Jean-Paul Sartre, Carl Gustav Jung, Johann Jakob Nathanael Neumann, Literature, General Literature Studies, Literary Studies

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