Now Online! | The Art of Reading: From Homer to Paul Celan, by Jean Bollack
|March 29, 2017||Posted by Christina Lafi under Publications|
We are pleased to announce the online publication of The Art of Reading: From Homer to Paul Celan, by Jean Bollack on the CHS website.
Bollack on Learning to Read
The act of reading requires reactualizing a text as such while attributing to it all the characteristics of a unitary composition. I first confined myself to making sense of textual networks, concerned with demonstrating their coherence. I examined texts from the inside, in their very structure; the texts themselves were to provide the reader with the means for understanding them. I did not apply myself as passionately then as I have done since to discovering their connectedness and intertextuality, nor did I pursue the transformations that traditions undergo, be they literary, religious, or philosophical, when their territory becomes circumscribed and when they have not been artificially reconstructed from a new pedagogical or dogmatic standpoint.
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