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eBook The Open Work ePub

by Anna Cancogni,David Robey,Umberto Eco

  • ISBN: 0091759013
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Subcategory: Politics
  • Author: Anna Cancogni,David Robey,Umberto Eco
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Hutchinson Radius; 1st UK edition (1989)
  • Pages: 320
  • ePub book: 1966 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1341 kb
  • Other: lrf lit lrf rtf
  • Rating: 4.9
  • Votes: 840

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The open work), published in 1962, the first of Eco's books on a modern topic and the work with which he made his name in Italy.

Umberto Eco's first published book was the dissertation he wrote at the University of Turin, on problems of aesthetics in the work of Saint Thomas Aquinas. His first novel, published twenty-four years later in 198o, continues this early interest in the high Middle Ages. The open work), published in 1962, the first of Eco's books on a modern topic and the work with which he made his name in Italy. Two chapters of the present volume were originally written after Eco's conversion to semiotics.

Umberto Eco (Author), Anna Cancogni (Translator), David Robey (Introduction) & 0 more. Umberto Eco is Professor Emeritus at the University of Bologna and is the author of many books, including Foucault’s Pendulum. ISBN-13: 978-0674639768.

The open work I Umberto Eco; translated by Anna Cancogni: with an introduction . Umberto Eco's first published book was the dissertation he wrote at the University of Turin, on problems of aesthetics in the work of Saint Thomas Aquinas.

The open work I Umberto Eco; translated by Anna Cancogni: with an introduction by David Robey. Translation of: Opera aperta. Bibliography: p. Includes index. As so many readers of The Name of the Rose can testify, few, if any, works of fiction have brought the cultural and intellectual world of this period, or of any other period, so successfully to life.

The book now contains key essays on Eco's mentor Luigi Pareyson, on television and mass culture, and on the politics of art.

Umberto Eco. Translated by Anna Cancogni. Introduction by David Robey

Umberto Eco. Introduction by David Robey. More than twenty years after its original appearance in Italian, The Open Work remains significant for its powerful concept of openness -the artist’s decision to leave arrangements of some constituents of a work to the public or to chance-and for its striking anticipation of two major themes of contemporary literary theory: the element of multiplicity and plurality in art, and the. insistence on literary response as an interactive process between reader and text.

Umberto Eco, Anna Cancogni, David Robey

Umberto Eco, Anna Cancogni, David Robey. More than twenty years after its original appearance in Italian, The Open Work remains significant for its powerful concept of "openness"-the artist's decision to leave arrangements of some constituents of a work to the public or to chance-and for its striking anticipation of two major themes of contemporary literary theory: the element of multiplicity and plurality. In art, and the insistence on literary response as an interactive process between reader and text.

Umberto Eco, Anna Cancogni (Translator). David Robey (Introduction). The book now contains key essays on Eco's mentor Luigi Pareyson, on television and mass culture, and on the politics of art.

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Most post-modernist scholars, especially critical scholars, have probably already read The Open Work. It is considered a seminal work. Eco advances the theory that literary works necessarily leave much of the details of a story to the reader. Taking Moby Dick as an example, he notes that the book never mentions that the sailors on the Pequod have two legs. It is the work of the reader to reach such a conclusion based on the context of the novel. While Captain Ahab is mentioned as having only one leg, Melville never says which one, again leaving to the reader to fill in the details. In this sense, literature is "parasitic," according to Eco, because it requires the reader to fill in many of the details of a given story.
This corresponds with other post-modernists who claim that meaning resides in the receiver of a text. However, Eco establishes his own ground in claiming that authors can limit the reader's options for interpretation. For Eco, while much meaning resides in the interpretation of a text, the symbols employed by an author also have some meaning that a reasonable interpreter should understand. The "open work" then, is not an absolute condition. Some works will be more open than others.
While this may sound like a repudiation of many post-modernists (and it is), readers should rember that it was originally published quite some time ago. At the time, it was considered revolutionary. It stands today as a still-important work in the field of semiotics and critical theory. I gave it four stars not because it isn't excellent (it is) or well-written (it is, and far easier to read than, say, Foucault) but because it is no longer cutting edge.
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After i read this book i could draw so much paralleles, concise ones, between the artists that i liked that i had never realised before that this was the real appeal to me in reading this book. I could see i line crossing between James Joyce, Bretch, Kubrick and Kafka. And all the modernism movement really took place in my mind. And it's a easy-reading book, beside the parts about semiology, wich are necessary to make some points clear. The two final parts of the book, about the zen mania of the 50's and the other about Marx, don't seem to be at the center of matter but are also good reading. I think anybody interested in arts should look at this book.