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The Resource Obscure invitations : the persistence of the author in twentieth-century American literature, Benjamin Widiss

Obscure invitations : the persistence of the author in twentieth-century American literature, Benjamin Widiss

Label
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
Statement of responsibility
Benjamin Widiss
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"While literary studies in the postwar era have varied widely in emphasis and approach, they have consistently barred arguments attributing specific intentions to authors based on textual evidence or ascribing textual presences to the authors themselves. Obscure Invitations argues that this taboo has blinded us to many fundamental elements of twentieth-century literature. Widiss focuses on the particularly self-conscious constructions of authorship that characterize both 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 in fact carefully staged performances that ultimately affirm authorial vitality and control--of both text and reader."--Page 4 of cover
Cataloging source
CSt/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Widiss, Benjamin Leigh
Dewey number
810.9/005
Index
index present
LC call number
PS228.A88
LC item number
W53 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • American literature
  • Authorship in literature
  • Authorship
  • Authors and readers
Label
Obscure invitations : the persistence of the author in twentieth-century American literature, Benjamin Widiss
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Fit and surfeit : As I lay dying (seesawing) -- You know me, Alice : The autobiography of Alice B. Toklas (driving) -- See monkey, do monkey : Lolita (aping) -- The gospel according to Dave : A heartbreaking work of staggering genius (imbibing) -- The death of Kevin Spacey : Seven and The usual suspects (envisioning)
Control code
709407555
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 208 pages
Isbn
9780804773225
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2011004861
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)709407555
Label
Obscure invitations : the persistence of the author in twentieth-century American literature, Benjamin Widiss
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Fit and surfeit : As I lay dying (seesawing) -- You know me, Alice : The autobiography of Alice B. Toklas (driving) -- See monkey, do monkey : Lolita (aping) -- The gospel according to Dave : A heartbreaking work of staggering genius (imbibing) -- The death of Kevin Spacey : Seven and The usual suspects (envisioning)
Control code
709407555
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 208 pages
Isbn
9780804773225
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2011004861
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)709407555

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