The Performance of Reading: An Essay in the Philosophy of Literature
Copyright © 2006 Peter Kivy
Author(s): Peter Kivy
Published Online: 11 FEB 2008
Print ISBN: 9781405146920
Online ISBN: 9780470776650
About this Book
The Performance of Reading argues that there are distinct analogies between "silent" reading and artistic performance, and so fashions the new role of the reader as performer.
- An original and insightful exploration of the act of reading by the leading scholar in the field.
- Discusses the history of reading and the transitions from reading aloud to reading silently, and the changing role of literature as communal, active experience to a more private endeavor.