LotR (was Re: reviews (but not of MC))

Robyn Starkey rohina at shaw.ca
Sun Dec 14 00:03:49 EST 2003

>I don't think a respect for authorial intention necessarily implies such a
>readerly strait-jacket as this picture suggests.
>For a start, not all intentions are that well defined: my intentions are
>often pretty vague, anyway! Even if they weren't, I can imagine
>intentionally writing a piece which permitted a *range* of interpretations.

Interesting word choice, Charlie. You "permit" your readers to interpret 
your works? Now we see the connection between "author" and "authority," or 
"ooh, what a giveaway," as Dennis from Monty Python and the Holy Grail says.

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