The Post-war Novel and the Death of the Author

Authors: Aryan, Arya

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  • Details how writers in the modern period problematized the concept of authorship
  • Explores the "theory revolution" that began to take shape in the late 1960s
  • Investigates how contemporary fiction explores postpostmodern (metamodern) constructions of authorship as a new transnational and global world emerges
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This book not only discloses and examines different functions and concepts of authorship in fiction and theory from the 1950s and 1960s to the present but it also reveals, at least implicitly, a trajectory of some of the modes and functions of the novel as a genre in the last few decades. It argues that the explicit terms of much of the theoretical and philosophical debate surrounding the concept of authorship in the moment of High Theory in the 1980s had already been engaged, albeit often more implicitly, in literary fictions by writers themselves. This book examines the fortunes of the authorship debate and the conceptualisations and functions of authorship before, during, and after the Death of the Author came to prominence as one of the key foci for the moment of High Theory in the 1980s.

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Arya Aryan holds a PhD in Postmodernist, Feminist and Contemporary Literature From Durham University, UK, and is currently a postdoctoral research fellow at the University of Tübingen, Germany. He has published a few articles on contemporary literature with Alluvium Journal and is a reviewer of the Durham English Review. Previously, he was a teaching assistant in the Department of English Studies, Durham University, UK. He was also a co-editor of Postgraduate English: A Journal and Forum for Postgraduates in English.

Table of contents (5 chapters)

Table of contents (5 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Post-war Novel and the Death of the Author
Authors
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-45054-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-45054-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-45053-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 240
Number of Illustrations
1 b/w illustrations
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