Characteristics of the Author-Function

Foucault gave a rather comprehensive discussions on four characteristics of the author-function. However we must realize that these characteristics are isolated based on authorship seen in texts and books only. There certainly is a wider implications when we speak of the author-function in general and that prompts Foucault to give us the further insight into the author function. Furthermore, Foucault makes a point that the four characteristics drawn out are not exhaustive and there can be more.

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