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" Writing is that neutral, composite, oblique space where our subject slips away, the negative where all identity is lost, starting with the very identity of the body writing. "
Impartial Stranger: History and Intertextuality in Gibbon's Decline and Fall ... - Page 17
by Peter Cosgrove - 1999 - 290 pages
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Theories of Authorship: A Reader

John Caughie - 1981 - 316 pages
...Is it universal wisdom? Romantic psychology? We shall never know, for the good reason that writing is the destruction of every voice, of every point...starting with the very identity of the body writing. No doubt it has always been that way. As soon as a fact is narrated no longer with a view to acting...
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Vladimir Nabokov: A Critical Study of the Novels

David Rampton - 1984 - 233 pages
...Fire, Transparent Things, and Look at The Harlequins! 148 Notes 181 Se/ecf bibliography 213 231 Preface 'Writing is that neutral, composite, oblique space...starting with the very identity of the body writing.' Thus Roland Barthes, in one of contemporary criticism's most famous threnodies, announces 'The Death...
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The Fate of the Self: German Writers and French Theory

Stanley Corngold - 1986 - 279 pages
...we must stop' This is the &ame point to which Barthes took us earlier when he wrote that writing i& that neutral composite. oblique space where our subject slips away the negative where all identity is lost."*2 This is precisely the point of decision where genuine interpretation, however forbidding,...
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William Golding: A Structural Reading of His Fiction

Philip Redpath - 1986 - 222 pages
...Barthes points out, writing is the destruction of every voice, of every point of origin. Writing is the neutral, composite, oblique space where our subject slips away, the negative where all identity is lost.9 For Martin to be a part of a written text signifies the end of the autonomy of his centre. Indeed,...
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The Public is Invited to Dance: Representation, the Body, and Dialogue in ...

Harriet Scott Chessman - 1989 - 247 pages
...transcendence of gender. To this extent, A Birthday Book accords with Barthes's sense of writing as "that neutral, composite, oblique space where our...lost, starting with the very identity of the body writing."8 If we "lose" the identity of the "author," then clearly we must also lose a sense of the...
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Ways of Communicating

Cambridge University Press - 1990 - 165 pages
...Is it universal wisdom? Romantic psychology? We shall never know, for the good reason that writing is the destruction of every voice, of every point...starting with the very identity of the body writing. ['The death of the author'] It is time to consider, very briefly, the assault mounted by post-structuralist...
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Penelope's Web: Gender, Modernity, H. D.'s Fiction

Susan Stanford Friedman - 1990 - 451 pages
...19). In "The Death of the Author," Barthes described writing as "the destruction of every voice. . . . where our subject slips away, the negative where all...starting with the very identity of the body writing" (Image 142). The impersonalism of the poet in Eliot's theory is expanded in Barthes into the "requisite"...
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Influence and Intertextuality in Literary History

John B Clayton - 1991 - 349 pages
...into the text. Two years later in "The Death of the Author," Barthes similarly suggests that "writing is the destruction of every voice, of every point...composite, oblique space where our subject slips away, where all identity is lost, starting with the very identity of the body writing. . . . The voice loses...
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Intention Interpretation

Gary Iseminger - 1995 - 275 pages
..."myth" that the author is confiding in us. One reason advanced in support of this view is that writing is the destruction of every voice, of every point...lost, starting with the very identity of the body of writing. No doubt it has always been that way. As soon as a fact is narrated no longer with a view...
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Scepticism and Hope in Twentieth Century Fantasy Literature

Kath Filmer-Davies - 1992 - 160 pages
...any role at all for the author. The author is dead, as Roland Barthes wrote with some glee in 1968: Writing is that neutral, composite, oblique space...starting with the very identity of the body writing. No doubt it has always been that way. As soon as a fact is narrated no longer with a view to acting...
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