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The Death of the Author (The Contemporary Art of the Novella) (Englisch) Taschenbuch – 1. Juni 2008

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Praise for Gilbert Adair's The Death of The Author

"Brillant, worthy of Nabokov."
—David Lodge

"Funny, gripping, and very clever... A brilliant black satire on cultural cultishness... It also works brilliantly as a detective story with apparently motiveless murders."

—Philip Howard, The Times

"The Death of the Author brilliantly combines a serious critique of a dodgy intellectual movement with a suspense-driven detective story."
—Lucasta Miller, Financial Times

"In a brilliantly exact imitaton of the style of Nabokov, Leo Sfaz recounts his life-and-death story. Once a pro-Nazi journalist in France, now an academic hero in somewhere very like Yale, he applies the fashionable technique of deconstruction (text means anything the reader wants it to mean, the author's intentions are nothing, text does not really have authors) to conceal or invert his own ignominius past. But some neat muder mystification is found a place in this dazzling satire of literary-critical pertension."
—Anthony Quinton, Evening Standard

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By the author of "Love and Death of Long Island" and "The Holy Innocents", this is a black satire of contemporary theoretical cultishness and a metaphysical murder mystery, featuring Professor Leopold Sfax, the critic, theorist and philosopher whose fame spreads far and wide. -- Dieser Text bezieht sich auf eine vergriffene oder nicht verfügbare Ausgabe dieses Titels.

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Gilbert Adair’s "The Death of the Author" is a prime example of literature and literary theory intertwining. The first person-narrator of the novel, Léopold Sfax, a celebrated professor of literary theory in the USA, carries the burden of a shameful past: During the Second World War, he collaborated with the Nazis in then-occupied Paris by composing Nazi-propaganda using the pseudonym Hermes. Having left France for the USA, he promotes his academic career and eventually becomes the most important literary theorist in the states. However, his major work is not only based on pre-existing ideas of French postmodernist thinkers Roland Barthes and Michel Foucault, but it is also supposed to eradicate its creator’s shameful past: If the text exists independent of its author, if the notion of the author’s intention is neglected, and if texts are self-referential to a degree that makes every reference to historical events and to real life-facts impossible, then Hermes resp. Léo Sfax is not responsible for the Nazi-texts he composed during WW2. However, Sfax does not estimate his theory as powerful enough to save his career, since he is deeply troubled by one of his student’s idea to write his biography, which of course would include research on his early life in France. When the murdering of two persons on Sfax’ university campus abandon this project and the novel rapidly unfolds a detective plot and is thereby ostensibly transformed into an intriguing piece of crime fiction, a final twist of the plot reduces the crime fiction-idea to absurdity and claims the primacy of poststructuralist theory over the classical genre.Lesen Sie weiter... ›
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The author attempts to puzzle the reader, repeating passages and inviting metaphysical speculation. The author, in the story, is some academic trying to write a book about a "theory", much like Jacques Derrida's "Deconstruction". It also devolves into a murder story.

I felt that in all, it was too pedantic and jarringly confusing to be of any good.
3.0 von 5 Sternen too pedantic 7. Juli 2015
Von Bartok Kinski - Veröffentlicht auf Amazon.com
The author attempts to puzzle the reader, repeating passages and inviting metaphysical speculation. The author, in the story, is some academic trying to write a book about a "theory", much like Jacques Derrida's "Deconstruction". It also devolves into a murder story.

I felt that in all, it was too pedantic and jarringly confusing to be of any good.
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