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Faking literature, K.K. Ruthven

Label
Faking literature
Title
Faking literature
Statement of responsibility
K.K. Ruthven
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Literary forgeries are usually regarded as spurious versions of genuine literature. Faking Literature argues that the production of a literary forgery is an act that reveals the spurious nature of literature itself. Literature has long been under attack because of its alliance with rhetoric (the art of persuasion) rather than with logic and ethics. One way of deflecting such attacks is to demonise literary forgery: literature acquires the illusion of authenticity by being dissociated from what are represented as ersatz approximations of the real thing. Ruthven argues that literary forgery is the creative manifestation of cultural critique. As a powerful indictment of dubious practices in such activities as literary criticism, book-reviewing and the awarding of literary prizes, literary forgery merits serious attention from cultural analysts, and should be a key component of literary studies. This intriguing book will be of interest to all teachers, students and readers of English literature
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Ruthven, K. K
Dewey number
098/.3
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • English literature
  • Literary forgeries and mystifications
  • Literature
Label
Faking literature, K.K. Ruthven
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 201-226) and indexes
Color
multicolored
Contents
1. Sampling the spurious -- 2. Framing literary forgery -- 3. Cultivating spuriosity -- 4. Faultlines of authorship -- 5. Fantasies of originality -- 6. Rhetorics of authenticity -- 7. Fake literature as critique
Control code
ocm56408558
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (x, 237 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780521660150
Level of compression
unknown
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)56408558
Label
Faking literature, K.K. Ruthven
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 201-226) and indexes
Color
multicolored
Contents
1. Sampling the spurious -- 2. Framing literary forgery -- 3. Cultivating spuriosity -- 4. Faultlines of authorship -- 5. Fantasies of originality -- 6. Rhetorics of authenticity -- 7. Fake literature as critique
Control code
ocm56408558
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (x, 237 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780521660150
Level of compression
unknown
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)56408558

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