Also found in: Thesaurus.


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]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
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"
Mentioned in ?
References in periodicals archive ?
In Pakistani literature in English, The Heart Divided (1957) manifests feminism as its auctorial discourse.
Por tanto, siguiendo la propuesta de Genette (Seuils 181-188), estamos ante un prefacio auctorial original autentico denegativo en el que el autor pone en conocimiento del lector los sucesos previos que motivan la aparicion de la obra y que puede ser leido como una transformacion ironica en clave metaficcional del prologo clasico.
191), en reference a Genette (1987) nous distinguons les elements paratextuels editorial et auctorial. Nous ajoutons une troisieme categorie: le paratexte << mixte >>.
Concordantly, for Alban Forcione, the humor in Cervantes's narrative technique and the switch of perspectives that it generated is what truly impacts readers of "El celoso extremeno." 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).
(33) By revealing his auctorial hand in the hermeneutic terms of the Life of Saint Eustace, he does not subvert the hagiography's greater metaphorical message; instead he borrows its authority.
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.