Jack's contact has a simple codename: Mr Wolf. Through him, Jack is supposed to find out whether authors, as defined by Barthes & Foucault, still exist, or will continue to exist? They conduct their meeting on a bench in a park.
Using Foucault's ideas, the answer is simple isn't it?
That's right. He himself pointed out that the "author-function" differed throughout time and genres. He said that "it does not seem necessary that the authors-function remain constant in form, complexity, and even in existence."
Since the idea depends on society, it changes as society changes. What about Barthes?
Barthes himself has said in our world today, the ones who exist are: "author-writers". Why? He said it's because: "We want to write something, and at the same time, we write (intransitively)." That makes sense, doesn't it?
Yes it does. But what a headache one has to go through before finding that out!
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