The Pursuit of Signs
  • Release Date : 24 January 2021
  • Publisher : Cornell University Press
  • Categories : Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 242 pages
  • ISBN 13 : 0801487935
  • ISBN 10 : 9780801487934
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Synopsis : The Pursuit of Signs written by Jonathan D. Culler, published by Cornell University Press which was released on 24 January 2021. Download The Pursuit of Signs Books now! Available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. The primary task of literary theory, Jonathan Culler asserts in the new edition of his classic in this field, is not to illuminate individual literary works but to explain the system of literary signification--the rules and conventions that determine a reader's understanding of a text and that make literary communication possible. In this wide-ranging book, he investigates the possibilities of a semiotics of literature. A new preface places The Pursuit of Signs in the context of major developments in the study of literature since publication of the original Cornell edition in 1981.