>From: charmaine driscoll <missplateau@xxxxxxxxxxx>
>Subject: RE: if -- And
>Date: Wed, 04 Jul 2001 15:26:58 -0400
>. -- Ari -- I dont see how an author"s work can kill him . :39 +0200
>-- And of course it makes a difference who is speaking. If I speak as a New
>York woman and you speak as a French woman, or a black woman.... S the work
>possesses no Power of its in my view. WHat it possesses is what we give it
>it generates in us.
>>The work now possesses the right to kill, to be its author's murderer. The
>>writer must assume the role of the dead man in the game of writing.
>>The aspects of an individual which we designate as making him an author
>>only A PROJECTION, in more or less PSYCHOLOGIZING terms, of the operations
>>we force texts to undergo.
>>In order to 'rediscover' an author in a work, modern criticism uses
>>similar to those that Christian exegesis employed when trying to prove the
>>value of a text by its author's saintliness.
>>What difference does it make who is speaking?
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