Irrecoverable intentions and literary interpretation

Rosebury, Brian John orcid iconORCID: 0000-0002-6154-2685 (1997) Irrecoverable intentions and literary interpretation. The British Journal of Aesthetics, 37 (1). pp. 15-30. ISSN 0007-0904

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Examines the relevance of irrecoverable authorial intentions to the interpretation of literary texts. Criterion for distinguishing a literary from a non-literary text; Importance of intention to interpretation in literary criticism and history of ideas; Argument against Quentin Skinner's denial of the existence of irrecoverable relevant intentions.

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