The Author: Part 4 of 4

Today, it is more apparent than ever that the author as an individual is an outdated concept. Creative works are everywhere, but they are not necessarily original, rather, they are referential.

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The Author: Part 3 of 4

Foucault seems to agree with Barthes in his belief that the author must disappear, and that it would be wrong to interpret a work based on the individual author and that language determines the meaning of a work, not the person or persons who manipulated the language.