I'm trying to put my finger on some of the literature that's come out
since the 70's on authorial "voice." In particular I'm interested in
specific material on how a writer manages voice in a text, what it means
to have an authentic voice etc. A lot of this grows out of the
expressivist school, but the concentraion of "voice" as a root metaphor
then seems to me to go underground. The metaphor shifts from voice to
rhetorical situation, audience etc. The emphasis on persona as "speaker"
gets a bit fuzzy.
Any suggestions on where the idea of writer as metaphorical "speaker"
crops up in later literature?