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The Pragmatics of Revision

George Moore’s Acts of Rewriting

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Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Siobhan Chapman
    Pages 1-13
  3. Siobhan Chapman
    Pages 15-30
  4. Siobhan Chapman
    Pages 31-58
  5. Siobhan Chapman
    Pages 59-81
  6. Siobhan Chapman
    Pages 83-101
  7. Siobhan Chapman
    Pages 103-130
  8. Siobhan Chapman
    Pages 131-161
  9. Siobhan Chapman
    Pages 163-188
  10. Siobhan Chapman
    Pages 189-213
  11. Siobhan Chapman
    Pages 215-220
  12. Back Matter
    Pages 221-248

About this book

Introduction

"It is rare to find academic writing that is as engaging as Siobhan Chapman’s new book. This is the clearest account of Gricean and neo-Gricean implicature that I have read and has as much to say to experts in these areas as it does to beginners. This is a major contribution to pragmatics and stylistics specifically and to language and literary studies generally, and will undoubtedly become the standard work on literary rewriting." --Dan McIntyre, University of Huddersfield, UK

"This is a sustained and detailed analysis of Moore’s aesthetic practice of revision that will be of interest to both literary scholars and researchers in stylistics, but also to anyone engaged in the process of creative writing." --Andrew Caink, University of Westminster, UK

This book presents the first full-length study of the stylistically experimental and influential novelist George Moore’s (1852-1933) repeated acts of rewriting. Moore extensively and repeatedly revised and re-issued many of his major works, sometimes years or even decades after they were initially published. This monograph provides new insights into how this process shaped and determined his work, and by extension into the creative significance of literary rewriting more generally. It also offers the first sustained application of linguistic pragmatics, the study of meaning in interaction, to the work of a single author, opening up questions about how analytical paradigms developed in pragmatics can explain how rewriting can affect the interactive relationship between a literary text and its readers. The book will be of interest to students and researchers in the areas of pragmatics, stylistics, literary history, English literature and Irish literature.

Siobhan Chapman is Professor of English at the University of Liverpool, UK.

Keywords

Neo-Gricean pragmatics Pragmatic theory Interaction Literary creativity Reception theory Non-fiction Novels Pragmatic literary stylistics Realism Modernism avant texte Implicature

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Department of EnglishUniversity of LiverpoolLiverpoolUK

About the authors

Siobhan Chapman is Professor of English at the University of Liverpool, UK.

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Reviews

"It is rare to find academic writing that is as engaging as Siobhan Chapman’s new book. This is the clearest account of Gricean and neo-Gricean implicature that I have read and has as much to say to experts in these areas as it does to beginners. This is a major contribution to pragmatics and stylistics specifically and to language and literary studies generally, and will undoubtedly become the standard work on literary rewriting." --Dan McIntyre, University of Huddersfield, UK

"This is a sustained and detailed analysis of Moore’s aesthetic practice of revision that will be of interest to both literary scholars and researchers in stylistics, but also to anyone engaged in the process of creative writing." --Andrew Caink, University of Westminster, UK