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Author Longolius, Sonja

Title Performing Authorship : Strategies of "Becoming an Author" in the Works of Paul Auster, Candice Breitz, Sophie Calle, and Jonathan Safran Foer
Published Bielefeld : Transcript Verlag, 2016
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Description 1 online resource (287 pages)
Series Edition Kulturwissenschaft ; v. 98
Edition Kulturwissenschaft.
Contents Cover. Performing Authorship ; Table of Contents ; Becoming: An Introduction ; Who Is This Mysterious Other? ; Becoming an Author ; Authorial Representation as a Performative Act ; Performative Authorship ; Positioning ; Auto/Biography ; He: The Invention of Solitude ; I: Hand to Mouth
Playing Authorial Games A Convergence of Birds ; "King" and "Queen" ; Authors in Collaboration ; The Story of My Typewriter ; Double Game ; Tree of Codes ; Conclusion ; Bibliography ; Acknowledgment
You: Winter Journal Self/Portrait ; "Factum" ; True Stories I ; Eating Animals ; Staging ; Stage Names ; Staging Oneself ; Everything Is Illuminated ; "City of Glass" ; "The Detective" ; Individual Mythologies ; True Stories II ; The Red Notebook: True Stories ; Playing
Summary Authors not only create artworks. In the process of creating, they simultaneously bring to life their author personae. Approaching this phenomenon from an interdisciplinary point of view, Sonja Longolius develops a concept of" performative authorship"by examining different strategies of becoming an author. In regard to the notion of her concept, this work offers a critical and comparative analysis of the works of Paul Auster, Candice Breitz, Sophie Calle, and Jonathan Safran Foer. Specifically, Auster/Calle and Breitz/Foer form a generational pair of opposites, enabling a discussion of postmodern and post-postmodern artistic strategies of" performative authorship"
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Notes In English
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Subject Auster, Paul, 1947- -- Criticism and interpretation.
Breitz, Candice -- Criticism and interpretation.
Calle, Sophie -- Criticism and interpretation.
Foer, Jonathan Safran, 1977- -- Criticism and interpretation.
Authorship in literature.
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 3839434602 (electronic bk.)
9783839434604 (electronic bk.)