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Constructing Authorship in the Work of Günter Grass$
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Rebecca Braun

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9780199542703

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2008

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199542703.001.0001

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Models of Authorship: Das Treffen in Telgte in Context

Models of Authorship: Das Treffen in Telgte in Context

(p.12) 1 Models of Authorship: Das Treffen in Telgte in Context
Constructing Authorship in the Work of Günter Grass

Rebecca Braun (Contributor Webpage)

Oxford University Press

This chapter provides an in-depth introduction to the different kinds of authorship that can be found in Grass's writing through a close reading of the 1979 text, Das Treffen in Telgte. Explaining how this short text and its greater context offer three different models of authorship — the author as a political figure, the author as a textual figure, and the author as an ironic construct — it both integrates Das Treffen in Telgte into the main corpus of Grass's work (the text has generally been seen as an anomaly) and sets out the various different models of authorship which have informed the rest of Grass's output. Important background information about the Gruppe 47 and writers and politics is provided where necessary, and ideas of authorship and its wider social and cultural relevance are explored with reference to Roland Barthes and Michel Foucault.

Keywords:   Das Treffen in Telgte, authorship, model, Michel Foucault, Roland Barthes, theory

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