9780748637119-0748637117-The Death and Return of the Author: Criticism and Subjectivity in Barthes, Foucault and Derrida

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

ISBN-13: 9780748637119
ISBN-10: 0748637117
Edition: 3rd
Author: Seán Burke
Publication date: 2008
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
Format: Paperback 312 pages
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ISBN-13: 9780748637119
ISBN-10: 0748637117
Edition: 3rd
Author: Seán Burke
Publication date: 2008
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
Format: Paperback 312 pages

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Acknowledged author Seán Burke wrote The Death and Return of the Author: Criticism and Subjectivity in Barthes, Foucault and Derrida comprising 312 pages back in 2008. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 0748637117 and 9780748637119. Since then The Death and Return of the Author: Criticism and Subjectivity in Barthes, Foucault and Derrida textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price or rent at the marketplace.

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For the late twentieth century, the death of the author assumed a significance analogous to the death of God one hundred years previously. In this now classic study, Seán Burke both 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 developing a traditionally humanist defence, Burke effectively out-theorises theory through rigorous readings which demonstrate that the concept of the author remained profoundly active even and especially as its disappearance was being articulated. The question of the author, he argues, is not a question within theory but the question of theory.Building on a substantially revised second edition, Burke further explores the challenges faced by an authorial theory that is 'still to come'. Prompted by the responses to the passing of Jacques Derrida in 2004, he revisits the enigmatic borderlines between life and work, life and (authorial) death.

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