Why are some texts called ‘literary’? How does the reading process work and when will readers start to interpret the text? This book answers these and other questions and opens many different aspects on literature and literary studies. Old and new themes meet, and each chapter is written as a case study. The accessible style and the wealth of examples make this book a must-read for literature students as well for the interested reader.
Kiene Brillenburg Wurth is professor of Literature and Comparative Media at Utrecht University.
Ann Rigney is professor of Comparative Literature at Utrecht University.