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The Authors’ Choices. An Attempt at a Characterization of the Phenomenon

Author(s): Magdalena Kokoszka
Subject(s): Language and Literature Studies, Literary Texts, Studies of Literature, Philology, Theory of Literature
Published by: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Śląskiego
Keywords: personal anthology; author’s choices; ego‑documents; citation; genology
Summary/Abstract: The author of the article asserts that nowadays the anthologist is a persona of increasing prestige. She also tackles the widespread use of the terms “choice” and “anthology” as practically synonymous. She focuses on the specificity of the increasinglypopular kind of choices – that with a strongly resounding author‑subject, presenting chiefly one’s personal canons. Such choices can be situated in the context of the so‑calledego‑documents– accounts referencing personal experience, made in this instance not from the position of a historian or literary critic, but that of a reader. The author of the article is interested in the cultural context of the phenomena presented: the contemporary culture of citation, but also of uninhibited “use” of quotations, freed from the burdens of the culture of the original, replacing originality with innovation, unlimited “cloning” unscathed by the fear of the finite.

  • Page Range: 50-61
  • Page Count: 12
  • Publication Year: 2017
  • Language: Polish