Death And Resurrection Of The Author?

Death And Resurrection Of The Author?

by William Irwin
     
 

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Have the reports of the author's death been greatly exaggerated? When Roland Barthes famously announced the death of the author, he heralded a major new debate in modern literary criticism and aesthetics. This volume is a dialogical collection of key essays discussing the nature of authorship and the place, if any, of authorial intention in the interpretation of

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Have the reports of the author's death been greatly exaggerated? When Roland Barthes famously announced the death of the author, he heralded a major new debate in modern literary criticism and aesthetics. This volume is a dialogical collection of key essays discussing the nature of authorship and the place, if any, of authorial intention in the interpretation of literary texts. Including seminal essays by Barthes and Foucault, along with other previously published and newly commissioned contributions, this collection examines the philosophical underpinnings and arguments of both sides of the debate.

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It began in 1968 when Roland Barthes published The Death of the Author? and picked up steam the next year with Michel Foucault's What Is An Author? Together they posited that authors were no longer important, and even repressive in interpretation. Irwin (philosophy, King's College, Pennsylvania) begins with translations of these two essays, and reprints 11 others to demonstrate the supporters and opponents of the notion. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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ISBN-13:
9780313318702
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
06/30/2002
Series:
Contributions in Philosophy Series
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.75(d)

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