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The Metaphysics of Text
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Cambridge Univ Pr
Publication date January 3, 2013
Pages 225
Binding Paperback
Edition Reprint
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9781107412569
ISBN-10 1107412560
Dimensions 0.75 by 6 by 8.75 in.
Weight 0.75 lbs.
Original list price $44.99
Other format details university press
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Amazon.com description: Product Description: The advances of book history and editorial theory remind us that it is vital to look behind the text we read. Sukanta Chaudhuri explores, at a very fundamental level, how texts are constituted and how they work. He applies insights from many lines of study not brought together so closely before: theories of language, signification and reception alongside bibliography, textual criticism, editorial theory and book history. Blending case studies with general observation and theory, he considers the implications of the physical form of the text; the relation between oral and written language, and between language and other media; the new territory opened up by electronic texts; and special categories like play-books and translations. Drawing on an exceptionally wide range of material, both Western literature and Indian works from Sanskrit aesthetics to the poetry of Rabindranath Tagore, Chaudhuri sets a new agenda for the study of texts.

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9780521197960 | details & prices | 225 pages | 6.25 × 9.50 × 0.75 in. | 1.15 lbs | List price $99.99
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Reprint edition from Cambridge Univ Pr (January 3, 2013)
9781107412569 | details & prices | 225 pages | 6.00 × 8.75 × 0.75 in. | 0.75 lbs | List price $44.99
About: The advances of book history and editorial theory remind us that it is vital to look behind the text we read.

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