“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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Georges Poulet – Wikipedia

Pouelt ppt “Phenomenology of Reading Georges Poulet”. This seems to me the situation of every book, until someone comes and begins to read it. It is this response which criticism should aim for, not the objective non-involvement type so often written. One must let the individual who wrote it reveal himself to us in us. Jean-Pierre Richard Verbal mimesis: Best known for his four-volume work Studies in Human TimePoulet rejected formalist approaches to literary criticism and advanced the theory that criticism requires the reader to open his or her mind to the consciousness of the author.

Like other Geneva School critics, Poulet phenomenoligy the concept of literary criticism as an objective evaluation of structural or aesthetic values.


Rather than regarding a work of art phenomenllogy a completed object with some autonomy from its author, Poulet considers it an act of the author, part of the process of the author’s consciousness. Pouet is an approach that seeks to analyze a complex reality into its components. Poulet’s books continue to be read and admired.

Author and reader come closer to a common consciousness. A displacement readinv the reader by the work occurs. Poulet, in contrast, believes that a thought is also “simply a thought. Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here About project SlidePlayer Terms of Service.

Poulet calls this consciousness the author’s cogito. Neither vase nor statue seems fully revealed by the unbroken perimeter of its surfaces. But through language mental entities become part of our consciousness.

Lawall writes, “[Poulet] is not concerned with technical uniqueness, verbal manipulation of themes, or any aspect of art that may be called ‘craftsmanship’ Notify me of new posts via email.

In short, the extraordinary fact in phenomehology case of a books the falling away of the barriers between you and it. The author reveals himself to us in us.

Published by Whitney Lady Modified over 3 years ago. The images, ideas, words lose their materiality; they exist as mental objects. Seem to have an interior which is not yet reeading to us.


Registration Forgot your password? Views Read Edit View history. In addition to the cogitoPoulet looks for the “point of departure” in an author’s body of work. He later taught at the University of Zurich and the Phenomenolofy of Nice.

One must be careful to not irradicate the subject altogether by abstracting it totally.

Georges Poulet

This identity of consciousness enables the work to have a kind of immortality. Share buttons are a little bit lower.

That all books are as dead objects until someone reads them. He did not believe that these sources should be analyzed as objects, however. The critic is not really writing analyses; he is writing a criticism that is itself literature in an attempt to convey his consciousness of his author’s consciousness. Read me, they seem to say. The process of reading suggests also an I who is thinking the thoughts, not just a passive receiver of them. Notify me of new comments via email.