Reader Response

Some articles on reader response, reader:

Authorial Intent - Literary Theory - Reader Response
... Reader Response critics view the authorial intent variously ... The reader's impression of the author's intent is a working force in interpretation, but the author's actual intent is not ...
Historical-grammatical Method - Comparison With Other Methods of Interpretations - Reader-response Method
... In the reader-response method, the focus is on how the book is perceived by the reader, not on the intention of the author ... the many interpretations, often contrary to scripture, that arise from a reader response of the text without any formal foundation of the text ...

Famous quotes containing the words response and/or reader:

    ... the most extreme conditions require the most extreme response, and for some individuals, the call to that response is vitality itself.... The integrity and self-esteem gained from winning the battle against extremity are the richest treasures in my life.
    Diana Nyad (b. 1949)

    Any historian of the literature of the modern age will take virtually for granted the adversary intention, the actually subversive intention, that characterizes modern writing—he will perceive its clear purpose of detaching the reader from the habits of thought and feeling that the larger culture imposes, of giving him a ground and a vantage point from which to judge and condemn, and perhaps revise, the culture that produces him.
    Lionel Trilling (1905–1975)