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The Resource The empty cage : inquiry into the mysterious disappearance of the author, Carla Benedetti ; translated from the Italian by William J. Hartley

The empty cage : inquiry into the mysterious disappearance of the author, Carla Benedetti ; translated from the Italian by William J. Hartley

Label
The empty cage : inquiry into the mysterious disappearance of the author
Title
The empty cage
Title remainder
inquiry into the mysterious disappearance of the author
Statement of responsibility
Carla Benedetti ; translated from the Italian by William J. Hartley
Creator
Subject
Language
  • eng
  • ita
  • eng
Summary
  • In The Empty Cage, the highly regarded Italian literary critic Carla Benedetti explores the question: What is an author? Expanding Foucault's arguments beyond literary discourse into art, film, performance, and industrial design, Benedetti maintains that the author carries out a historical function, integrally connected to the modern system of artistic production and of aesthetic evaluation. In the modern period, she says, any object can be considered a work of art, on the supposition that it has been produced by an author. Her book, far from being an attempt to reclaim authorial intention as essential, proposes an original theory that shows how the author, in the form of author-images and even logos, has become an important link in the modern system of artistic communication
  • Discussing authors who include Borges, John Cage, Calvino, Duchamp, Proust, and Cindy Sherman, Benedetti addresses the principal aesthetic problems of modernity, showing how late modernity approached and refashioned them. She suggests that the author has become metaphorically a diagnostic expression of all of modernity's maladies, that part of a sick organism into which all symptoms of the illness converge. Thus she sees the author's death (and with it postmodernity as a whole) as a great "work of mourning" produced by a tired Western modernity; a mourning for what it no longer believes to be possible: that is, to grow and to generate. --Publisher's description
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Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1952-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Benedetti, Carla
Dewey number
801
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
PN175
LC item number
.B4613 2005
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Authorship
  • Auteurschap
  • Letterkunde
  • Littérature
  • Sémiotique et littérature
  • Autorschaft
  • Literaturwissenschaft
  • Philosophie
Label
The empty cage : inquiry into the mysterious disappearance of the author, Carla Benedetti ; translated from the Italian by William J. Hartley
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [213]-222) 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
Control code
56982861
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 232 pages
Isbn
9780801441455
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2004023904
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)56982861
Label
The empty cage : inquiry into the mysterious disappearance of the author, Carla Benedetti ; translated from the Italian by William J. Hartley
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [213]-222) 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
Control code
56982861
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 232 pages
Isbn
9780801441455
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2004023904
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)56982861

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