Work of the Fellows: Monographs

Lilian R. Furst, Through the Lens of the Reader: Explorations of European Narrative

Furst, Lilian R. (Fellow, 1988-89)

Albany: State University of New York Press, 1992

From the publisher's description:

Through the Lens of the Reader is a sequence of ten essays exploring European narrative from the eighteenth to the twentieth century. It covers a wide spectrum of authors ranging from Goethe through Balzac, Flaubert, Zola, George Eliot, Henry James to Rilke, Thomas Mann, and Kafka. The essays are unified by a particular mode of reading, in which the lens of the reader becomes the filter through which texts are constructed in accordance with the signals emitted by their narrational and linguistic strategies.


Subjects: Literature; Literay Criticism;; Narratives; Reading;