death of the author

death of the author



as soon as effect is narrated no longer with a view to acting directly on reality but intransitive Li that is to say finally outside of any function of the very practice of the symbol itself this connection occurs voice loses its origin or enters into his own death succeeding the authors different advisors and composites diverse opinions Productions is the next dictionary from which he drove already legend on the house legs never goes more than imitate the book on the book itself is only a tissue of saints it's a limitation that is well infinitely it's a very well it's the author's remove the tint and sacred text becomes quite free time to give a text an altar is to impose on the middle not extract and furnish it with the main signified it goes the ranking the birth of the reader must be at the cost with the death of the author

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  1. Thanking you! I thought it was something along those lines but i was in doubt cuz i wrote pretty much that for an essay, and my tutor was like, "yeah, i don't think you understand what Barthes' essay means." lol. Wimsatt & Beardsley's Intentional Fallacy, though i didn't read it, seemed to be for the text itself being the creator of its own meaning, but Death of the Author did seem to be more for the reader as the one who decides meaning.

  2. Short Answer: Its a concept that says you separate the person who wrote the story from what the story actually says. The reader/watcher actually says what the work is about. Example: If a farmer wrote a story on farming-the fact that the person is a farmer should be irrelevant and that the story could be open to interpretation. One person could say its pro-farming while another says its anti-farming and they'd both be right regardless of what the original author wanted to say.

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