Seán Burke

The Death and return of the Author


Titel: The Death and return of the Author, 1992
Uitgever: Edinburgh University Press
ISBN13: 978-0-7486-1006-8ISBN: 9780748610068


In contemporary thought, the death of the author has assumed a significance comparable only to the death of God in the nineteenth century, yet no clear statement of what is meant by this notion has emerged in critical theory. In this study, now extensively revised and updated, Seán Burke provides the first detailed explanation of anti-authorialism and shows how, even taken on its own terms, the attempt to abolish the author is fundamentally misguided and philosophically untenable.

This second edition features a new section on Derrida and an epilogue dealing with the politics of authorship and issues of technology; and a fully updated bibliography.





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