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The Resource Obscure Invitations : The Persistence of the Author in Twentieth-Century American Literature, (electronic resource:)

Obscure Invitations : The Persistence of the Author in Twentieth-Century American Literature, (electronic resource:)

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Obscure Invitations : The Persistence of the Author in Twentieth-Century American Literature
Title
Obscure Invitations
Title remainder
The Persistence of the Author in Twentieth-Century American Literature
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Author
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Language
eng
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Widiss, Benjamin Leigh
Intended audience
Scholarly & Professional
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Stanford University Press
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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Literary studies in the postwar era have consistently barred attributing specific intentions to authors based on textual evidence or ascribing textual presences to the authors themselves.Obscure Invitationsargues that this taboo has blinded us to fundamental elements of twentieth-century literature. Widiss focuses on the particularly self-conscious constructions of authorship that characterize modernist and postmodernist writing, elaborating the narrative strategies they demand and the reading practices they yield. He reveals that apparent manifestations of "the death of the author" and of the "free play" of language are performances that ultimately affirm authorial control of text and reader. The book significantly revises received understandings of central texts by Faulkner, Stein, and Nabokov. It then discusses Eggers'Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Geniusand the filmsSevenandThe Usual Suspects, demonstrating that each is a highly self-aware rebuttal of the notion of authorial absence
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Obscure Invitations : The Persistence of the Author in Twentieth-Century American Literature, (electronic resource:)
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Publication
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ssj0000639226
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unknown
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1 online resource (224 p.)
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online
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Isbn
9780804773225
Lccn
2011004861
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9780804773225
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(WaSeSS)ssj0000639226
Label
Obscure Invitations : The Persistence of the Author in Twentieth-Century American Literature, (electronic resource:)
Publication
Control code
ssj0000639226
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (224 p.)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access restricted to subscribing institutions
Isbn
9780804773225
Lccn
2011004861
Other control number
9780804773225
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)ssj0000639226

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