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Description - Authorship by Dr. Sean Burke

The relationship between a writer's life and work is an area of immense and contentious academic interest - this student reader provides the textual material for undergraduates encountering the debate for the first time. Three sections outline the fundamental issues and present over 30 key extracts from the key writers on authorship, including pieces from Plato, Shelley, Freud, Eliot, Derrida, Barthes, Sartre, Foucault, Descartes, Nietzsche and Borges, amongst others. A general introduction puts the authorship debate into context, explaining the central theorectical positions and summarising the history of the debate from Plato to the 1990s. Individual introductions to each section review past material and outline possible future directions for the debate. This is an up-to-date and comprehensive reader providing a solid theorectical base for all students of authorship.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780748606184
ISBN-10: 0748606181
Format: Paperback
(234mm x 156mm x 23mm)
Pages: 384
Imprint: Edinburgh University Press
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
Publish Date: 31-Mar-1995
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Dr. Sean Burke

Sean Burke worked in the Department of English Studies at the University of Durham for thirteen years, and has now retired. His academic publications include The Death and Return of the Author: Criticism and Subjectivity in Barthes, Foucault and Derrida (3rd edn, 2008), Authorship: From Plato to the Postmodern: A Reader (1995) and The Ethics of Writing: Authorship and Legacy in Plato and Nietzsche (2008). His first novel, Deadwater (2002) has been published in France as Au bout des docks (2007). He is currently researching a study of discursive ethics in Plato, Levinas and Derrida.

Books By Dr. Sean Burke

Death and Return of the Author by Dr. Sean Burke
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