Construction and Chance

CRAL – Centre de Recherches sur les arts et le langage
Séminaires « Recherches contemporaines en narratologie »

At 48 minutes in, Daniel Ferrer proposes that the notion of implied author (from Wayne Booth) be set alongside a passage from Paul Valéry about how the author in the process of composing makes a series of choices out of an aleatory flow. Ferrer invites us to consider that the chance operations of reception are inscribed in the moment of genesis: in the decisions made by an author who from that moment is subject to change as much as the text they are constructing.

Daniel Ferrer, Accident et (récit de) génèse

And so for day 2921

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