My friends often tease me, because I’m notorious for reading the ending of a story before I actually finish it. They say it’s a nasty habit and cheating; I say I just want to know there’s going to be a happy ending. 443 more words
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Judith L. Fisher. Thackeray’s Skeptical Narrative and the ‘Perilous Trade’ of Authorship. Ashgate, 2002.
Drawing on the rhetorical work of James Phelan, Wayne Booth’s ethical criticism, recent work on William Makepeace Thackeray, as well as an understanding of the role of skepticism in eighteenth- and nineteenth-century English thought, Thackeray’s Skeptical Narrative and the “Perilous Trade” of Authorship makes a substantial contribution to nineteenth-century reading practices, as well as narratology in general. 221 more words
This post is just a short consideration of the meaning and problems around the concept of authorship, specifically in regards to Old English texts. Works where many have had a hand in the version which we now read and our knowledge of the history of a text is sketchy. 616 more words