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November 1995, Week 4


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Mike Frank <[log in to unmask]>
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Wed, 22 Nov 1995 15:20:50 -0400
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am i the only one of the list who finds the adulation of the person
godard--as opposed to his work--an adulation that verges on idolatry, more
than a little troubling . . . to turn into a heroic figure someone whose work
is, both in itself and in the political/cultural sea change it epitomizes, a
deconstruction of the idea of the heroic individual seems at best wrong headed
 . . . i thought we had moved past the romantic interest in the teller to a
concern with the implications of the tale  . .  . more a necessity now that
g's contemporary, barthes, and the fellow travelers, have all reminded us
that the author [or auteur] is dead and that authors don't write texts
anyway, texts write authors . .  . or is there something in all of this that
i'm missing?
mike frank
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