What Is an Author?
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The work considers the relationship between author, text, and reader; concluding that:
“The Author is a certain functional principle by which, in our culture, one limits, excludes and chooses: (…) The author is therefore the ideological figure by which one marks the manner in which we fear the proliferation of meaning.”
- (French) Michel Foucault et la fonction-auteur dans "Qu'est-ce qu'un auteur?"
- Translation of Foucault's "What is an Author?"