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09-01-2014, 03:20 PM
Fans vs Authors
Does author intent matter, or does fan interpretation have final say?
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09-01-2014, 03:57 PM
Re: Fans vs Authors
You talking meaning/interpretation of literature in any way?

I stand by once a text is reached by others, any interpretation that can be argued with evidence from the text is valid. That goes with any art form.

The authors intent can have great value and knowing info of the authors life can bring other perspectives, but I don't think their intend has absolute authority any longer when others have seen the work.

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09-01-2014, 04:40 PM
RE: Fans vs Authors
People will read intent in things that may well not even have any. Watch the South Park episode of 'Scrotie McBoogerballs". Kinda sums it up Tongue

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09-01-2014, 10:39 PM
RE: Fans vs Authors
(09-01-2014 04:40 PM)SpaceMonkey Wrote:  People will read intent in things that may well not even have any. Watch the South Park episode of 'Scrotie McBoogerballs". Kinda sums it up Tongue

I agree with this.
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09-01-2014, 11:11 PM
RE: Fans vs Authors
(09-01-2014 04:40 PM)SpaceMonkey Wrote:  People will read intent in things that may well not even have any. Watch the South Park episode of 'Scrotie McBoogerballs". Kinda sums it up Tongue

+1

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10-01-2014, 01:26 AM
RE: Fans vs Authors
(09-01-2014 03:20 PM)BrokenQuill92 Wrote:  Does author intent matter, or does fan interpretation have final say?
The best songs are written that way, makes them deeply personal but different for each person.

But doesn't make for a rigorous knowledge transfer.

So it depends on the purpose of the written word, whether it is an expressionist form of art or a factual reference.
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10-01-2014, 02:02 AM
RE: Fans vs Authors
author intent is primary, its singular, fan interpretation is infinitely varied.

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10-01-2014, 01:09 PM
RE: Fans vs Authors
I'm curious, did you arrive at this inquiry after reading "Death of the Author" by Roland Barthes?

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10-01-2014, 02:05 PM
RE: Fans vs Authors
No I arrived at this inquiry after reading an essay entitled "In Defense of Slash"
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10-01-2014, 02:11 PM
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(10-01-2014 02:05 PM)BrokenQuill92 Wrote:  No I arrived at this inquiry after reading an essay entitled "In Defense of Slash"

I assumed that was about the musician so I didn't click the links.

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