Defining "Authenticity" - A Quest in A Hundred Parts

"...the search by living historians to live a storied life, and the un-self-concious understanding they project upon the reader-authors of such lives, is subverted but the reflexive consciousness that determines the very conduct of reenactment." (253)

Just one of the hundreds of quotations I have collected to help me develop an understanding of what is and isn't 'authentic'. (Tip - no one agrees and there are a million different definitions)