Margaret Atwood’s Hag-Seed is an allegorical retelling of William Shakespeare’s play The Tempest. Obviously. Rather than discuss the simplest possible interpretation for a thousand words we’re going to go over something interesting I thought of instead. Continue reading
To what extent can you ‘understand’ an author through their work? Continue reading
It’s the right time for another cultural history. The only kind worth reading. Continue reading
‘Q’ by ‘Luther Blissett’ is definitely worth a read. And it’s also yet another reason the Death of the Author is bullshit. Continue reading
More Philip K. Dick this week. He’s worth following up, even though I don’t like repeating myself. Continue reading
Was Tolstoy justified in making Anna Karenina and War and Peace as long as they are? Continue reading
Some time ago I attempted to hash out an argument that art could be objectively assessed. But I’m unsatisfied with my logic in hindsight regarding Roland Barthes. The focus of this website was different back then, so I started rambling about modern American politics halfway through the discussion, a surface-level topic which I now find a droll waste of time.
This is a proper… call it a challenge, if you like, of ‘Death of the Author.’