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Of or relating to an author.

[From Latin auctor, author; see author.]


(Literary & Literary Critical Terms) of or relating to an author
[C19: from Latin auctor author]


(ɔkˈtɔr i əl, -ˈtoʊr-, ˈaʊk-)

of, by, or pertaining to an author: auctorial rights.
[1815–25; < Latin auctor author + -ial]
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Adj.1.auctorial - of or by or typical of an authorauctorial - of or by or typical of an author; "authorial comments"; "auctorial flights of imagination"
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Forcione stated that "Cervantes unexpectedly disjoints his narrative with a change of perspective that momentarily troubles his audience's perception of the boundaries between fiction and reality, and his narrator, suddenly stripped of his auctorial robe as it were, becomes, like ourselves, a puzzled observer rather than a source of truth" (86-87).
The looking-glass is a setting for altering literary, womanly and auctorial subjectivities and subjects.
More precisely, it must be considered how it would be possible to publish this "Netzwerk" (Hahn, "Rahel" 11), conceived of in terms of a dialogue beyond the function of the author and beyond canonized strategies of transmission, (5) in such a way that the auctorial order of speech is suspended in the work and a different--eccentric--order is created.
Having this in view, almost all characters in Kafka's work exhibit a complex of relevant motifs in the context of understanding auctorial vision.
Despite his being an author, he lacks auctorial control and mistakes the representation for reality itself.
Le seul prenom de "Marc-Antoine" suffit d'ailleurs a nous aiguiller sur les veritables intentions du personnage, de meme que sur la part qui lui revient dans ce triumvirat auctorial dont Chevillard lui-meme occuperait, entre les lignes, (9) la tierce partie.
There are indeed a number of clues suggesting that not only the playwright did react, but also that he used this opportunity to redefine his auctorial self in the light of Greene's attack.
6) Finally, as several critics have noted, photographic imagery of light and shade unmistakably dominates in Nabokov's work, along with the phenomenon of the "photographer's shadow," which several critics have read as a figure for an auctorial presence that animates Nabokov's fictional worlds.
The deletion of the definite article l is to be noted, motivated by the association with a lexical element of non-literary register, forming a strongly marked unit used in the auctorial discourse.
Naming targets of Huxley's mockery, students work their way toward an understanding of auctorial judgment and purpose.
It gives, therefore, the appearance of being illogical, associational, free of auctorial control" (258-59).
A month or so before publication I came down with the usual auctorial premonitions of disaster.