“Books are objects. On a table, on bookshelves, in store windows, they wait for someone to come and deliver them from their materiality. Georges Poulet’s Phenomenology of Reading. Graham Bippart. Bucknell University. Follow this and additional works at: ll. edu/chr. Poulet, french essayist and critic, comments on the experience of reading as his opening paragraph of his mind-bending interpreation of what it.

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If the critic can identify the point of departure, he or she will have a key to the author’s cogito. As the subjective experience of the book enlarges, so the objective experience of the book decreases. An Introduction Carol Grbich Chapter. Author and reader come closer to a common consciousness. To find out more, including how to control cookies, see here: This site uses cookies. Only sometimes he can establish a link between the two.

Ot it is possible to join one’s consciousness with the author’s as it is created in his works. We think you have liked this presentation.

Georges Poulet

Short Phejomenology History and Types. The life inside the book gains its reality from the reader’s consciousness. In Phenomenology of Reading, Poulet examines a number of other critics in his tradition, and he posits the existence of some ineffable presence–some mental activity–that cannot be captured in the objectivity of the book itself but hovers above it or invades the reader. You are commenting using your Twitter account. They appear to be lit up with that hope.


I as subject am thinking the thoughts of another, but I think them as my own. It is this response which criticism should aim for, not the objective non-involvement type so often written. Poulet’s books continue to be read and admired.

The first is complicity union without comprehensionthe second is disinterestedness comprehension without union.

This page was last edited on 18 Mayat Seem to have an interior which is not yet revealed to us. You are commenting using your Facebook account.

Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here In addition to its surfaces it must have an interior… the entrance to a secret chamber. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Retrieved from ” https: A renowned author, Poulet published many works of literary criticism in his lifetime. Instead, they should be used by the reader to “coexist with the author’s developing grasp and formulation of his own existence” Lawall Maurice Blanchot The reverse: On the other hand, the transmutation through language of reality into a fictional equivalent has undeniable advantages.

Reading is an experience, or rather, a somewhat bizarre experience as mentioned by Poulet. That all books are as dead objects until someone reads them.


This static world is the point of departure for the fictional narrative. Jean-Pierre Richard Verbal mimesis: From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Read me, they seem to say. His work, in turn, will be more than its own objectivity when it also finds a reader and joins itself to that reader’s consciousness.

For works not yet published in English, the original French title and date of publication is provided. One must be careful to not irradicate the subject altogether by abstracting it totally.

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He later taught at the University of Zurich readkng the University of Nice. By continuing to use this website, you agree to their use. One must let the individual who wrote it reveal himself to us in us.

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