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This book is a comprehensive introduction to the idea of intertextuality and the debates surrounding it, focusing on the four key thinkers whose work has been central to these debates -- Kristeva, Barthes, Bloom and Genette. * A comprehensive introduction to a intertextualitya , a term which describes the idea that meaning only exists between a text and all the other texts to which it refers and relates. * Focuses on the four key thinkers whose work has been central to these debates -- Kristeva, Barthes, Bloom and Genette, guiding the reader through the original texts of each of these. * Of special importance is the author's reading (and translation) of other parts of Kristeva's Semeiotike. * Takes a fresh approach to the rival French critics -- Angenot, Derrida, Girard and Ricoeur -- who also worked on intertexuality and tackles the a languagea of intertextuality, shining new light on some of the terminology most commonly associated with this concept.
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