The Most Overrated Article of All Time?

Philosophy and Literature 41 (2):465-470 (2017)
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Roland Barthes' famous essay "The Death of the Author" packs an astonishing number of logical howlers into its blessedly few pages. How did it become so firmly entrenched in the canon of literary theory?

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Joshua Landy
Stanford University


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