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Thursday, September 09, 2004

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Milady has returned home and directed me to the actual Barthes quotation to which she was referring. After a few glasses of wine this is quite poetic:

We know now that a text is not a line of words releasing a single "theological" meaning (the "message" of the Author-God) but a multidimensional space in which a variety of writings, none of them original, blend and clash. The text is a tissue of quotations drawn from the innumerable centers of culture.

Barthes, R.: 'The Death of the Author', in Image Music Text (London, 1977), p.146, emphasis mine.

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