Volume 18, No. 6, 2021

An Analysis Of Roland Barthes's Resurrection Of The Author And Redemption Of Biography

Dr. Zafar Iqbal Bhatti , Anila Khan , Dr. Sumaira Qanwal


Ronald Barthes, the presenter of new conflicting and controversial ideas among the critical circles of his contemporaries. He presented his ideological eclecticism in the form of “The Death of the Author” in 1967. He actually argues against the age old controversies regarding the role of author in a text. He was launching this project against the desires and biographical areas of the author while interpreting a text in a traditional literary criticism. He refuted this concept by pointing that author and text are poles apart.

Pages: 2170-2181

Keywords: According to Barthes, the reader’s task is to keep a literary text away from its creators because this is the only way to provide this text “liberty” from the tyranny of interpreters.

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