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The Death and Return of the Author : Criticism and Subjectivity in Barthes, Foucault, and Derrida (Paperback)

Author: Burke, Sean

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In the late twentieth century, the death of the author assumed a significance analogous to the death of God. In this now classic study, Se?n 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 philosophically untenable. Rather than develop a traditionally humanist defense, Burke effectively out-theorizes theory through rigorous readings that demonstrate the concept of the author remains profoundly active even and especially as its disappearance is being articulated. The question of the author, he argues, is not a question within theory but the question "of" theory.In this substantial third edition, Burke further explores the challenges faced by a theory of the author that has "still to come." Prompted by the response to Jacques Derrida''s death in 2004, Burke revisits the enigmatic borders between life and work, life and (authorial) death.


Publisher Edinburgh Univ Pr
Mfg Part# 9780748637119
SKU 211872450
Format Paperback
ISBN10 0748637117
Release Date 1/1/2010
Product Attributes
Book Format Paperback
Edition 0003
Minimum Age 22
Number of Pages 0283
Publisher Edinburgh University Press
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