RARA-AVIS: is this a cigar ?

From: Robison Michael R CNIN ( Robison_M@crane.navy.mil)
Date: 16 Apr 2002

hi everybody!

i've been looking at some literary criticism in the last few days and have come across the phrase "death of the author" a few times. after seeing the context a couple times, i got the idea that it did not mean that literally, but instead referred to a type of literary analysis where the critic doesn't give a damn what the author says they had in mind.

is anybody else familiar with the phrase being used like that, or am i way off base here?

thanks, miker

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