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

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Burke provides a detailed explanation of anti-authorialism and shows how, even taken on its own terms, the attempt to abolish the author is fundamentally misguided and philosophically untenable.
Paperback, 258 pages
Published May 1st 1998 by Edinburgh University Press (first published September 1st 1992)
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Tom
Dec 23, 2014 Tom rated it it was ok
Fair disclaimer - I only really read the parts relevant to my research, which would correspond with everything Barthes-related or related to the biographism that is (latently) present in the text of a literary work. Foucault sucks, so I didn't read any of his ideas. At all. Sorry bro. You've had enough attention already.

Of course, what Burke does in his book is mostly just synthesis. He reiterates the ideas of other people, and then finally, he offers his own twist (which is not so much a twist
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