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Authorship

From Plato to the Postmodern: A Reader

Seán Burke

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£36.00

This reader provides a solid theoretical base for all those encountering the 'author' debate for the first time. It presents key readings from the main writers on authorship, including pieces from Plato, Descartes, Shelley, Freud, T. S. Eliot, Sartre, Derrida, Foucault and Borges, and puts the authorship debates into historical context.

About the Author

Seán 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.

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Highly recommended …
- Patrick Evans