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Contortionist

…what the text means has to be apprehended. You can get rid of the writer and consider a text in complete dissociation from the conditions of its production. But reception is another matter. The only meaning that a text can have is what is read into it by the receiver. On its own it is simply an inert object. You cannot eliminate the reader, for the reader is the only agent whereby meaning can be activated.

by Robert Graves

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Written by thedoe

December 10, 2013 at 5:04 pm

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