Words and Pictures by Grant Snider
Does anyone have any examples of "Man Vs Author"?
I'm tempted to say anything by Ayn Rand might be an example of man v. author.
@jamsco: Kurt Vonnegut's "Breakfast of Champions"
What about women?
The People of Paper by Salvador Plascencia is an excellent example of Man vs. Author. In the novel, the characters declare war on the author and attempt to block the author and readers from viewing their lives by covering the pages with large blocks of ink. It is quite effective.
Great and truthful illustration! Btw, film Stranger than Fiction (2006) is the example of Man vs. Author.
ahahah man vs reality is the best.for that guy who ask for examples of man vs author you have Augusto, main character of Miguel de Unamuno's "Niebla" (Mist) or the mutiple metafiction characters in Rodrigo Fresan's "Los Jardines de Kengsington" (Gardens of Kengsington) based in the story of Peter Pan's creation. in the celuloid you have the popular film "Stranger than fiction" or the animation "Rejected". now i have to read that Vonnegut.
Man vs AuthorSophie's World
Achilles of Homer's Iliad fulfills one or two of the "classical" conflicts (man vs. man; perhaps also man vs. god); but more crucial to the epic are its two "modern" conflicts (man vs. society and man vs. self).One might also make the case that Odysseus in the Odyssey exemplifies all three "classical" conflicts and the first two "modern" conflicts. I'm not sure about the "postmodern" conflicts, but he usurps Homer's position as poet (does this count as man vs. author?) and in so doing refashions reality (does this count as man vs. reality?).
@jamsco Sophie's World would be the obvious example of man vs author.
@jamsco My favorite example of Man vs Author is: If on a winter's night a traveler from Italo Calvino. Actually is Reader vs Author :-)
What dies man Vs. No god mean?OrMan Vs. Reality?
"MAN vs AUTHOR" means, i guess, "MAN vs WRITING WORDS".
I'd say Niebla (Mist as is usually translated to english) by Miguel de Unamuno would be the best example of Man vs Author.
Mr Snider unfortunately missed the point of Postmodernism and forgot to replace "man" with "people".
I would really recommend using the term "person" instead of "man". More inclusive!
The classic Looney Tunes short "Duck Amok" (in which Daffy Duck is tormented by an animator who is revealed to be Bugs Bunny) is a "Man vs. Author" example.