A central feature of the newer forms of authenticity is that they replace the truth of what is presented with the truthfulness of the presentation. While academic discussion of authenticity has focused mainly on the aesthetic aspects, this volume focuses on the narrative dimension of the phenomenon. The authors thereby reveal a conceptual shift from referential to relational authenticity. The essays examine issues related to production, narration, and reception, and thus provide the first contribution from narrative theory to research on authenticity.
Antonius Weixler, University of Wuppertal, Germany.