JOURNAL OF BEIJING UNIVERSITY OF AERONAUTICS AND A ›› 2006, Vol. 19 ›› Issue (2): 58-61.

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Fate of "Author" ——On "Author" in Bakhtin-s Aesthetics

ZHOU Ze-dong   

  1. Department of Chinese Language, Nanjing University, Nanjing 210093, Ch ina
  • Received:2005-03-14 Online:2006-06-25 Published:2010-10-15

Abstract:

There exists a striking difference between Bakhtin-s early and late v iews on "author". In terms of the position of "author", Bakhtin switches fro m an authorative perspective to an empathetic one. In terms of the significanc e of "author", Bakhtin shifts his conception of "author" from creating tensi on by opposing his values to literature formalism to creating pure formalism. I n this process of change, "author" frees himself from an authority omniscient in everything, and simultaneously brings himself to the verge of death which ari ses from Bakhtin-s reconciliation of two extreme views of subject.

Key words: author, authority, formalism, omniscient, subject, death

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