Author, Author, Author: Dencombe, James, Lodge, and Others (Autor, Autor, Autor: Dencombe, James, Lodge y otros) (Spanish)

26 Pages Posted: 22 Dec 2010 Last revised: 2 Apr 2011

Date Written: December 21, 2010

Abstract

This essay reflects on the anxieties and rewards attending authorship as a mode of communicative interaction, as illustrated by a complex case of authorial (self) representation - David Lodge's writing a novel on Henry James. While James portrayed some of his own libidinal investment in authorship in such stories as "The Middle Years," Lodge's portrait of James reflects a measure of Lodge's own "anxiety of authorship" in an age of increased authorial visibility through the media and in publishers' marketing strategies.

Este ensayo reflexiona sobre las angustias y satisfacciones de la interacción comunicativa del autor literario, ilustradas por un caso complejo de (autor) representación del autor - la novela de David Lodge sobre Henry James. Mientras que en relatos como "Los años medios" James representó parte de su propia inversión libidinal desplazada hacia la creación literaria, el retrato que Lodge nos da de James refleja en cierto modo las propias "ansiedades de autoría" de Lodge tal como se viven en una época en la que los autores son cada vez más visibles a través de los medios y del márketing editorial.

Note: Downloadable document is in Spanish.

Keywords: English Literature, English Novel, Henry James, David Lodge, Authorship, Writing, Self-Representation

Suggested Citation

Garcia Landa, Jose Angel, Author, Author, Author: Dencombe, James, Lodge, and Others (Autor, Autor, Autor: Dencombe, James, Lodge y otros) (Spanish) (December 21, 2010). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1729272 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1729272

Jose Angel Garcia Landa (Contact Author)

Universidad de Zaragoza ( email )

Gran Via 2
Zaragoza, 50005
Spain

HOME PAGE: http://www.garcialanda.net

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