By Gerard Genette, Channa Newman, Claude Doubinsky

By definition, a palimpsest is “a written rfile, frequently on vellum or parchment, that has been written upon numerous instances, frequently with remnants of erased writing nonetheless visible.” Palimpsests (originally released in France in 1982), one in every of Gérard Genette’s most crucial works, examines the manifold relationships a textual content can have with earlier texts. Genette describes the a number of methods a later textual content asks readers to learn or be mindful an past one. during this regard, he treats the historical past and nature of parody, antinovels, pastiches, caricatures, observation, allusion, imitations, and different textual relations.
Gérard Genette is among the most unusual and influential literary critics of contemporary France. he's the key practitioner of narratological feedback, a pioneer in structuralism, and a much-admired literary historian. Such works as Narrative Discourse and Mimologics (Nebraska 1995) have demonstrated his overseas acceptance as a literary theorist of the 1st order.

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