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Re: Zipes on Stockton, Baum

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  • William Cloud Hicklin
    ... in ... the ... did-he- ... Quite so- but many modern literary critics are full of garden fertilizer. Personally, I ll stick with old-fashioned authors
    Message 1 of 4 , Jan 15, 2007
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      --- In mythsoc@yahoogroups.com, "Merlin DeTardo" <emptyD@...>
      wrote:
      >
      > Ah, but don't many modern litarary critics dismiss an author's
      > intentions as unimportant? As suggested, for example, in this
      > wikipedia entry on "intentional fallacy"?
      >
      > http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Intentional_fallacy
      >
      > And here's some blogging on the subject by Richard Scott Nokes
      in
      > what started as a discussion of Tolkien (regarding his use of
      the
      > word "weapontake"):
      >
      > http://unlocked-wordhoard.blogspot.com/2005/11/intentionally-
      > omitted.html
      >
      > http://unlocked-wordhoard.blogspot.com/2005/11/intention-what-
      did-he-
      > know-and-when.html
      >


      Quite so- but "many modern literary critics" are full of garden
      fertilizer. Personally, I'll stick with old-fashioned "authors"
      as opposed to deterministic "author functions."
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