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Sarah Kozloff has written a refreshingly straightforward defence of authorship and intentional creative agency. Academics and their students, who have been told for the past forty years that the idea of the author is pernicious, badly need to hear what she says. She has a welcome ability to deal concisely with jargon-encrusted theory and is very good at pointing out the historical inaccuracies, logical weaknesses, evasions and contradictions in familiar arguments. Her book is a deceptively simple, well-reasoned intervention in the field.
— James Naremore, author of An Invention without a Future: Essays on Cinema
The Life of the Author
Sarah Kozloff is Professor of Film on the William R. Kenan Jr. Chair at Vassar College. Her books include The Best Years of Our Lives in the BFI Film Classics Series (2011), Overhearing Film Dialogue (2000) and Invisible Storytellers: Voice-Over Narration in American Fiction Film (1988). Her articles and chapters appear in numerous journals, anthologies and textbooks.