Reading and the theory of reading -- Poems, myths, and the advent of modern reading -- Dante and the invention of the novel reader -- Boccaccio, Cervantes, and the path to solitary reading -- Magic and history : the roots and branches of Dr. Faustus -- Intransitive parody and the trap of reading : what reading really is -- Kleist, Kafka, and the refutation of reading -- The parting of the ways : a concluding note on the novel and literary studies.
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