Crimes of Writing: Problems in the Containment of Representation / Edition 1

Crimes of Writing: Problems in the Containment of Representation / Edition 1

by Susan Stewart, Susan Stewart, James Stewart
     
 

ISBN-10: 0822315459

ISBN-13: 9780822315452

Pub. Date: 10/19/1994

Publisher: Duke University Press Books

From the origins of modern copyright in early eighteenth-century culture to the efforts to represent nature and death in postmodern fiction, this book explores a series of problems regarding the containment of representation. By examining specific cases in which representation is delimited by the law, Crimes of Writing provides an overview of the theoretical issues

Overview

From the origins of modern copyright in early eighteenth-century culture to the efforts to represent nature and death in postmodern fiction, this book explores a series of problems regarding the containment of representation. By examining specific cases in which representation is delimited by the law, Crimes of Writing provides an overview of the theoretical issues arising once language is seen as a matter of property and authorship is viewed as a matter of originality.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780822315452
Publisher:
Duke University Press Books
Publication date:
10/19/1994
Edition description:
1st pbk. ed
Pages:
368
Product dimensions:
5.28(w) x 8.24(h) x 1.06(d)

Table of Contents

1.Crimes of Writing3
2.Psalmanazar's Others31
3.Notes on Distressed Genres66
4.Scandals of the Ballad102
5.The Birth of Authenticity in the Progress of Anxiety: Fragments of an Eighteenth-Century Daydream132
6.Exogamous Relations: Travel Writing, the Incest Prohibition, and Hawthorne's Transformation173
7.Ceci Tuera Cela: Graffiti as Crime and Art206
8.The Marquis de Meese235
9.Coda: Reverse Trompe l'Oeil/The Eruption of the Real273
Works Cited291
Index311

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