The Return of the Author

The Return of the Author

by Eugen Simion
     
 

ISBN-10: 0810112728

ISBN-13: 9780810112728

Pub. Date: 07/08/1996

Publisher: Northwestern University Press

The Romanian critic Eugen Simion contests leading twentieth-century critics who deny the author a place in criticism by maintaining that the author's life can tell us nothing about his or her literary works. Simion demonstrates that writers, including Proust, Malraux, and Barthes among others, who eschew the old biographical criticism themselves look into authors'

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The Romanian critic Eugen Simion contests leading twentieth-century critics who deny the author a place in criticism by maintaining that the author's life can tell us nothing about his or her literary works. Simion demonstrates that writers, including Proust, Malraux, and Barthes among others, who eschew the old biographical criticism themselves look into authors' lives-most notably, their own—for insights into the persons behind their works.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780810112728
Publisher:
Northwestern University Press
Publication date:
07/08/1996
Series:
Rethinking Theory Series
Edition description:
1
Pages:
220
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

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