Falk presents the first comprehensive exposition of this great Polish phenomenologist's views of literature as art, drawing on Ingarden's writing that are relevant to the ontology of the literary work of art and to reading and the experiencing of reading. Falk explains the differences between the presented world and the real world, between presentation and representation, and between the reader's cognitive functions and his intuitions of aesthetic qualities. Originally published in 1981. A UNC Press Enduring Edition -- UNC Press Enduring Editions use the latest in digital technology to make available again books from our distinguished backlist that were previously out of print. These editions are published unaltered from the original, and are presented in affordable paperback formats, bringing readers both historical and cultural value.