Literature and Reception: Anna Gavalda, a Publishing Phenomenon  Cover Image

Literatură şi receptare: Anna Gavalda, un fenomen editorial
Literature and Reception: Anna Gavalda, a Publishing Phenomenon

Author(s): Diana Presadă
Subject(s): Literary Texts
Published by: Editura Universităţii Vasile Goldiş
Keywords: reception, novel, strategies, horizon of expectations, réception, roman, stratégies, horizon d’attente, receptare, roman, strategii, orizont de aşteptare

Summary/Abstract: As a phenomenon of audience reception, Anna Gavalda’s literary work may constitute the subject of an analysis of the reader-text relationship. In such a context, the theoretical concepts of author and reader do not refer to empirical subjects, but to specific narrative strategies whose cooperation ensures the effectiveness of their communication and, therefore, the success in the reading process itself. Taking as an example one of his novels, Someone I loved (“Je l’aimais”), we intend to highlight the textual features that orientate the act of reading and lead to the great popularity of the novel. In other words, the article aims to reveal the procedures by which the writer manages to achieve the agreement between the readers’ horizon of expectations and the fictional world of the narrative.

  • Issue Year: X/2014
  • Issue No: 03
  • Page Range: 181-190
  • Page Count: 10
  • Language: French