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History and Fiction

November 10, 2010 by

It is a hopeless task to interpret a symphony, a painting, or a novel. The interpreter at best tries to tell us something about his reaction to the work. He cannot tell us with certainty what the creator’s meaning was or what other people may see in it. FULL ARTICLE by Ludwig von Mises

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J S Williams November 11, 2010 at 4:46 am

Reader Response critical approach to literature is total nonsense. If you cannot determine an author’s intent then either the author has failed miserably or you cannot read.

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