Paratexts. Thresholds of interpretation  

From The Art and Popular Culture Encyclopedia

Jump to: navigation, search

Related e



Paratexts. Thresholds of interpretation is a book by Gerard Genette.

Paratexts are those liminal devices and conventions, both within and outside the book, that mediate between book, author and reader: titles, forewords and publishers' jacket copy form part of a book's private and public history. In this first English translation of Paratexts, GĂ©rard Genette offers a global view of these liminal mediations and their relation to the reading public. With precision, clarity and through wide reference, he shows how paratexts interact with general questions of literature as a cultural institution. Richard Macksey's foreword situates Genette in contemporary literary theory.


  • Seuils, 1987. (translated as Paratexts. Thresholds of interpretation, 1997)

Unless indicated otherwise, the text in this article is either based on Wikipedia article "Paratexts. Thresholds of interpretation" or another language Wikipedia page thereof used under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License; or on research by Jahsonic and friends. See Art and Popular Culture's copyright notice.

Personal tools