The Resource The empty cage : inquiry into the mysterious disappearance of the author, Carla Benedetti ; translated from the Italian by William J. Hartley

The empty cage : inquiry into the mysterious disappearance of the author, Carla Benedetti ; translated from the Italian by William J. Hartley

Label
The empty cage : inquiry into the mysterious disappearance of the author
Title
The empty cage
Title remainder
inquiry into the mysterious disappearance of the author
Statement of responsibility
Carla Benedetti ; translated from the Italian by William J. Hartley
Creator
Subject
Language
  • eng
  • ita
  • eng
Summary
  • "In The Empty Cage, the highly regarded Italian literary critic Carla Benedetti explores the question: What is an author? Expanding Foucault's arguments beyond literary discourse into art, film, performance and industrial design, Benedetti maintains that the author carries out a historical function, integrally connected to the modern system of artistic production and of esthetic evaluation. In the modern period, she says, any object can be considered a work of art, on the supposition that it has been produced by an author. Her book, far from being an attempt to reclaim authorial intention as essential, proposes an original theory that shows how the author, in the form of author-images and even logos, has become an important link in the modern system of artistic communication."
  • "Discussing authors who include Borges, John Cage, Calvino, Duchamp, Proust, and Cindy Sherman, Benedetti addresses the principle aesthetic problems of modernity, showing how late modernity approached and refashioned them."--BOOK JACKET
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
801
Index
index present
LC call number
PN175
LC item number
.B4613 2005
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
The empty cage : inquiry into the mysterious disappearance of the author, Carla Benedetti ; translated from the Italian by William J. Hartley
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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  • glg
Contents
1. Is the author dead? -- 2. The author without genius -- 3. The author as condition of the work -- 4. From genres to authors -- 5. The differential logic of modernity -- 6. "This is literature!" -- 7. Malaise and its remedies -- 8. Endless mourning
Control code
000026373835
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xi, 232 p.
Isbn
9780801441455
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2004023904
Other physical details
ill.
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.b21189572
System control number
  • 26373835kg
  • (OCoLC)56982861

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