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Glossary of Literary Theory
A school of phenomenological critics,
the original members of which were associated with the University of Geneva.
These "critics of consciousness" -- Georges Poulet, Marcel Raymond,
Albert Begum, J. Hillis Miller, and others -- argue that the function of
the reader is to enter into the consciousness of the author and then reproduce
that consciousness in critical writing. The work is seen as a verbalization
of the author's consciousness, and the reader strives for "consciousness
of the consciousness of another."
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