If on a Winter's Night a Traveler Essay | Essay

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If on a Winters Night a Traveller

Summary: Analyzes If on a Winter's Night a Traveller, by Italo Calvino. Discusses the ways in which Calvino's novel links with concepts of Postmodernism.
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Barthes - Death of the Author

"Writing is the destruction of every voice, of every point of origin. Writing is that neutral, composite, oblique space where our subject slips away, the negative where all identity is lost, starting with the very identity of the body writing."1 Page 9 of IWN directly questions the authorship of the author. "But then you go on and you realize that the book is readable nevertheless, independently of what you expected of the author, it's the book in itself that arouses your curiosity." It is no longer the author that creates meaning, it is the reader. The reader makes meaning through the act of reading, the text therefore can be limitless in meaning with each readers own esoteric reading based on the dynamic interaction of "the text...

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