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Validity in Interpretation

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By demonstrating the uniformity and universality of the principles of valid interpretation of verbal texts of any sort, this closely reasoned examination provides a theoretical foundation for a discipline that is fundamental to virtually all humanistic studies. It defines the grounds on which textual interpretation can claim to establish objective knowledge, defends that claim against such skeptical attitudes as historicism and psychologism, and shows that many confusions can be avoided if the distinctions between meaning and significance, interpretation and criticism are correctly understood.

  • Explores the foundations of textual interpretation
  • Establishes how interpretation can provide objective knowledge
  • Examines menaing and significance in relation to interpretation
Here is a book that brings logic to the most unruly of disciplines, literary interpretation. . . . This study is a necessary took for anyone who wants to talk sense about literature.

Virginia Quarterly Review

  • Title: Validity in Interpretation
  • Author: E. D. Hirsch
  • Publisher: Yale University Press
  • Print Publication Date: 1973
  • Pages: 302
  • Language: English
  • Resources: 1
  • Format: Digital › Logos Research Edition
  • Resource ID: LLS:VLDTYNTRPRTTN
  • Resource Type: Monograph
  • Metadata Last Updated: 2021-01-21T22:44:41Z

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Edward Hirsch is a celebrated poet and peerless advocate for poetry. A MacArthur fellow, he has published nine books of poems and five books of prose. He has received numerous awards and fellowships, including a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship, the Rome Prize, a Pablo Neruda Presidential Medal of Honor, and the American Academy of Arts and Letters Award for Literature. He serves as president of the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation and lives in Brooklyn.

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    $15.99

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    Gathering interest