The sadism of the author or the masochism of the reader?

White, G ORCID: 2014, 'The sadism of the author or the masochism of the reader?' , in: B.S. Johnson and Post-War Literature : The Possibilities of the Avant-Garde , Palgrave Macmillan UK, pp. 153-166.

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The symposium giving rise to this collection and the thriving of the B.S. Johnson Society both indicate that there is something exceptional going on with the literary and academic community’s relationship with this author, something we (collectively) still haven’t quite fathomed. In order to attempt to identify the source of Johnson’s fascination, I want to discuss the author-reader relationship as it comes into focus in his novels since, implicitly and explicitly, this is a recurring issue in academic studies of Johnson’s work (see White 2011).

Item Type: Book Section
Editors: Jordan, J and Ryle, M
Schools: Schools > School of Arts & Media
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan UK
ISBN: 9781137349545 (print); 9781137349552 (online)
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Depositing User: Dr Glyn White
Date Deposited: 09 Oct 2017 11:03
Last Modified: 15 Feb 2022 20:06

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