Wednesday, May 02, 2007


Sean Burke
Doesn't do any work,
But if badgered he
Claims to study theories of tragedy.

A clerihew I wrote in 1985 when I was knocking round in Edinburgh with the author of Deadwateras well as Authorship: From Plato to the Postmodern and The Death and Return of the Author: Criticism and Subjectivity in Barthes, Foucault and Derridapopped unbidden into my head this morning so I am sharing it with the world.

I get a name check in the preface to "Authorship". How cool is that?

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