INTENTISM

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The Death of the Author Add Video

"Once the Author is gone, the claim to decipher a text becomes quite useless. To give an Author to a text is to impose upon that text a stop clause, to furnish it with a final signification, to close the writing. This conception perfectly suits criticism, which can then take as its major task the discovery of the Author (or his hypostases: society, history, the psyche, freedom) beneath the work. Once the Author is discovered, the text is explained: the critic has conquered; hence it is scarcely surprising not only that, historically, the reign of the Author should also have been that of the Critic, but that criticism (even "new criticism") should be overthrown along with the Author." Originally on Youtube.com

Posted by Vittorio on June 7, 2015 at 3:18 PM 759 Views

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