Obscure invitations : the persistence of the author in twentieth-century American literature /

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Author / Creator:Widiss, Benjamin Leigh.
Imprint:Stanford, Calif. : Stanford University Press, 2011.
Description:1 online resource (208 pages)
Subject:American literature -- 20th century -- History and criticism.
Authors and readers -- History -- 20th century.
Authorship -- History -- 20th century.
Authorship in literature.
LITERARY CRITICISM -- American -- General.
American literature.
Authors and readers.
Authorship in literature.
Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Format: E-Resource Book
URL for this record:http://pi.lib.uchicago.edu/1001/cat/bib/11277571
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Notes:Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Summary: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 Invitations argues 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 t.
Other form:Print version: Widiss, Benjamin Leigh. Obscure invitations. Stanford, California : Stanford University Press, [2011], ©2011 9780804773225

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