The Varieties of Authorial Intention: Literary Theory Beyond the Intentional Fallacy By John Farrell
English | PDF | 2017 | 281 Pages | ISBN : 3319489763 | 3.25 MB
This book explores the logic and historical origins of a strange taboo that has haunted literary critics since the 1940s, keeping them from referring to the intentions of authors without apology. The taboo was enforced by a seminal article, “The Intentional Fallacy,” and it deepened during the era of poststructuralist theory. Even now, when the vocabulary of “critique” that has dominated the literary field is under sweeping revision, the matter of authorial intention has yet to be reconsidered.