Literature Abuse, or the Motive of the Guilt and Punishment of the Reader

Olga N. Turysheva
2015 Journal of Siberian Federal University  
The purpose of the present article is the analysis of a literature abusing reader image. The motive of a reader guilty of literature abuse and the nature of its functioning are studied on the basis of some works of modern literature. The author connects the specifics of the motive with the reflexive reaction of literature to "anarchical", consumerist reading wide-spread in modern culture. The narrative forms dedicated to literature abuse are researched. Among them there is a motive of punishing
more » ... motive of punishing the reader and expiation of the reader's guilt. The author comes up with the hypothesis that the motive formation is associated with the response to the ideas of modern receptive theory. Keywords: pictured reader, the motive of guilt of literature abuse, the motive of literature resentment towards the reader, the motive of reader's punishment, the theme of reading in the literature.
doi:10.17516/1997-1370-2015-8-7-1315-1324 fatcat:n6pujly2tnbrfkcj42x2jieyxq