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Author Smith-Laing, Tim, 1985- author

Title An analysis of Michel Foucault's What is an author? / Tim Smith-Laing
Published London : Macat International Ltd, [2018]
Abingdon, Oxon : Routledge, [2018]
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Series Macat Library
Macat library
Summary "A central theme of Michel Foucaults work as a philosopher and historian is the quest to see through the surface of society and understand the processes going on beneath it. Across a long career that saw him become perhaps the most influential philosopher of the mid-late twentieth century, he applied his efforts to analyzing a range of phenomena and their relationship to power and the individual in societyranging from the history of mental illness and its classification, to the history of crime and punishment, through to the history of human sexuality. His 1969 essay What is an Author? applies the same approach to the central figure of literary criticism: the author, asking, against the grain of our intuitions, whether an "author" is truly the real individual who writes a text, or something else."--Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 90-93)
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Subject Foucault, Michel, 1926-1984
Foucault, Michel, 1926-1984.
Authorship -- Philosophy
Literature -- Philosophy
Critical theory.
Critical thinking.
LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Composition & Creative Writing.
Literature -- Philosophy.
REFERENCE / Writing Skills.
Study skills.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0429818815 (electronic bk.)
1912453231 (electronic bk.)
9780429818813 (electronic bk.)
9781912453238 (electronic bk.)
Other Titles Macat analysis. Michel Foucault's What is an author?
Macat analysis of Michel Foucault's What is an author?
Michel Foucault's What is an author?