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Crimes of Writing: Problems in the Containment of Representation

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From the origins of modern copyright in early eighteenth-century culture to the efforts to represent nature and death in postmodern fiction, this pioneering book explores a series of problems regarding the containment of representation. Stewart focuses on specific cases of "crimes of writing"--the forgeries of George Psalmanazar, the production of "fakelore," the "ballad scandals" of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, the imposture of Thomas Chatterton, and contemporary legislation regarding graffiti and pornography. In this way, she emphasizes the issues which arise once language is seen as a matter of property and authorship is viewed as a matter of originality. Finally, Stewart demonstrates that crimes of writing are delineated by the law because they specifically undermine the status of the law itself: the crimes illuminate the irreducible fact that law is written and therefore subject to temporality and interpretation.

Synopsis:

Eight essays that examine particular issues in the relations between subjectivity, authenticity, writing, speech and the law.

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Includes bibliographical references (p. 291-310) and index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780195066173
Author:
Stewart, Susan
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Author:
null, Susan
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Reference
Subject:
Literary forgeries and mystifications
Subject:
Mimesis in literature
Subject:
General Literary Criticism & Collections
Subject:
Literature/English | British Literature | 18th C
Subject:
Ut pictura poesis (aesthetics)
Subject:
Law and literature
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Series Volume:
no. 24
Publication Date:
19910831
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
College/higher education:
Language:
English
Illustrations:
13 halftones
Pages:
368
Dimensions:
8.59x5.85x1.25 in. 1.23 lbs.

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