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Glossary of Literary Theory
A phenomenological term used by Roman
Ingarden to describe the process whereby the reader fills in the gaps in
the structure of a work by rendering concrete and determinate its "places
of indeterminacy." According to Ingarden, the reader has to concretize
the work, making the implicit explicit, the potential actual.
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