Re: RARA-AVIS: Reader or author

From: Michael Robison (
Date: 06 Sep 2006

Juri wrote:

This might collapse into a discussion of semantics, but I should say that reader can tell the social assumptions simply because he reads the text. The results may vary, but the text itself guides the way. But you're right - there are various factors in a story and narration.

*********** One of the problems you run into is that many readers choose to twist the subtext of a book to match what they want it to be. Another problem you run into is that good literature is oftentimes ambiguous. So is Cormac McCarthy's writing on the left or right?

And if one chooses to clothe the author in one's interpretation of a book, then this is just one more layer of dubious extrapolation.


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