[ilds] baboonism

Bruce Redwine bredwine1968 at earthlink.net
Sat Jul 7 21:01:06 PDT 2007


No, I disagree with this, absolutely disagree.  My reading of literature is not to consider equally any possible reading of a text.  I want to know what the author is doing and intending, not to understand and give equal weight to whatever may be occurring in the reader's mind.

Bruce

-----Original Message-----
>From: James Gifford <odos.fanourios at gmail.com>
>Sent: Jul 7, 2007 7:02 PM
>To: ilds at lists.uvic.ca
>Subject: Re: [ilds] baboonism
>
>Moreover, let's no forget that a book can have an effect independent of 
>the author's intentions.  Analyzing those impacts is a viable as 
>analyzing the author's intentions or contexts, though it certainly has 
>a motivation.  Choosing to exclude those same things is equally driven 
>by a motivation.
>
>Best,
>James



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