RE: RARA-AVIS: is this a cigarillo ?

From: Todd Mason (
Date: 16 Apr 2002

Well, this was the basic argument of New Criticism of the early '50s onward, as well, no? To some extent, pretending the author does not intend much (if not necessarily everything) that goes into the work is a bit presumptuous as well. TM
-----Original Message----- From: Robison Michael R CNIN [mailto:]

i wonder when he wrote this. it must have created quite a stink. i've heard exactly the opposite stated more than once: that an author's works separated from from the author becomes meaningless because of the loss of reference.

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