The term is Merleau-Ponty's taken up by for example W. Iser, The Act of Reading: A Theory of Aesthetic Response London: Routledge & Kegan Paul, 1978, p.32.
There is a full bibliography on this in Paul p.411f.
There is a brief discussion of the issues in Hayes p.148 and a longer one in Wolff p.213-215.
I have argued here, as I did in a paper and book, that Adonai's Day is a key to the structuring of the book of Amos, and a major theme providing unity. Hayes' commentary also gives this theme a similar place. His conclusion is based on his reconstruction of the history of Amos' time rather than the literary features I have considered.
See his chapter in Alter, Robert & Kermode, Frank. The Literary Guide to the Bible. London: Collins, Fontana, 1987
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