Reader-Response Criticism – Assignment 2


Roland Barthes “The Death of the Author.”  Image-Music-Text. NY: Hill & Wang, 1977: 143-148.


Q1: What does Barthes mean when he claims “writing is the destruction of every voice, every point of origin” (par. 1/143)?


Q2: What are the accepted, societal views of the author, according to Barthes (par. 2/143-44)? In contrast, what are Barthes’ views of the author (par. 3/144-5)?


Q3: What are the effects of removing the author from the text (par. 4/145-6)?


Q4: Why does Barthes claim that “a text is not a line of words releasing a single ‘theological’ meaning” (par. 5-7/146-8)? What is the difference between the author and the “scriptor” (par. 5/147)?


Q5: Explain the sentence: “The birth of the reader must be at the cost of the death of the Author” (par. 7/148).  


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