Search Images Maps Play YouTube News Gmail Drive More »
Sign in
Books Books
" Pecuchet, those eternal copyists, at once sublime and comic and whose profound ridiculousness indicates precisely the truth of writing, the writer can only imitate a gesture that is always anterior, never original. His only power is to mix writings, to... "
Impartial Stranger: History and Intertextuality in Gibbon's Decline and Fall ... - Page 18
by Peter Cosgrove - 1999 - 290 pages
Limited preview - About this book

Theories of Authorship: A Reader

John Caughie - 1981 - 316 pages
...sublime and comic and whose profound ridiculousness indicates precisely the truth of writing, the writer can only imitate a gesture that is always anterior,...His only power is to mix writings, to counter the ones with the others, in such a way as never to rest on any one of them. Did he wish to express himself,...
Limited preview - About this book

Erring: A Postmodern A/theology

Mark C. Taylor - 1987 - 219 pages
...source" but a "paper I," composed of a "plurality of texts. " 45 Never able to originate, "the writer can only imitate a gesture that is always anterior,...the others, in such a way as never to rest on any one of them. Did he wish to express himself, he ought at least to know that the inner 'thing' he thinks...
Limited preview - About this book

Reframing Organizational Culture

Peter J. Frost, Larry F. Moore, Meryl Reis Louis, Craig C. Lundberg, Joanne Martin - 1991 - 400 pages
...clash. The text is a tissue of quotations drawn from the innumerable centers of culture ... the writer can only imitate a gesture that is always anterior,...His only power is to mix writings, to counter the ones with the others, in such a way as never to rest in any one of them. Did he wish to express himself,...
Limited preview - About this book

Influence and Intertextuality in Literary History

John B Clayton - 1991 - 349 pages
...the anonymous blending and clashing of tissued texts concludes with a clash of its own: "The writer can only imitate a gesture that is always anterior,...His only power is to mix writings, to counter the ones with the other" (146). Not an "it" in the text, the writer, just for a moment in Barthes's text,...
Limited preview - About this book

Art and Embodiment: From Aesthetics to Self-consciousness

Paul Crowther - 2001 - 210 pages
...innumerable centres of culture. . . . His [the author's] only power is to mix writings, to counter the ones with the others, in such a way as never to rest on any one of them.1 Whilst Barthes's remarks here are addressed to literature, they clearly have prima-facie...
Limited preview - About this book

Appropriating Shakespeare: Contemporary Critical Quarrels

Brian Vickers - 1994 - 508 pages
...then explicitly denied the writer any writer the very possibility of creativity: 'the writer can only imitate a gesture that is always anterior,...never original. His only power is to mix writings', those produced by earlier writers, all of whom suffered from the same mistaken idea, each thinking...
Limited preview - About this book

Postmodernism and Popular Culture: A Cultural History

John Docker - 1994 - 313 pages
...them original, blend and clash', and the writer's 'only power is to mix writings, to counter the ones with the others, in such a way as never to rest on any one of them'.2 1 have tried to 'stage' my narrative as a scene of many writings coming together, as...
Limited preview - About this book

Media Texts, Authors and Readers: A Reader

David Graddol, Oliver Boyd-Barrett - 1994 - 282 pages
...gesture that is always anterior, never original. I lis only power is to mix writings, tu counter the ones with the others, in such a way as never to rest on any one of them. Did he wish to express himself, he ought at least to know that the inner 'thing' he thinks...
Limited preview - About this book

Postmodernism and the Environmental Crisis

Arran Gare, Gare - 1995 - 192 pages
...variety of writings, none of them original, blend and clash'.83 The truth of writing is that the writer can only imitate a gesture that is always anterior,...His only power is to mix writings, to counter the ones with the others, in such a way as never to rest on any one of them.84 In place of the message...
Limited preview - About this book

Powerless Fictions?: Ethics, Cultural Critique, and American Fiction in the ...

Ricardo Miguel-Alfonso - 1996 - 221 pages
...are all prefabricated and cliched. They certainly corroborate Barthes's contention that "the writer can only imitate a gesture that is always anterior,...His only power is to mix writings, to counter the ones with the others, in such a way as to never rest with any one of them. Did he wish to express himself,...
Limited preview - About this book




  1. My library
  2. Help
  3. Advanced Book Search