Daily Archives: Sunday, October 19, 2014

Oct 19
Chat Between Chapters: Ownership of the Novel

Chat Between Chapters: Ownership of the Novel

 Have you ever thought of the novel as having an owner? Who owns the novel? Which is more important: the author’s intent or the reader’s interpretation?  Julie: I think once the author writes the novel and releases it into the wild, the novel is also owned by everyone who reads it. I remember all the essays we had to write in high school about our interpretations of all these great novels. Yes, the author’s intent was discussed by the teacher, if known, but otherwise we discussed our own thoughts and opinions on the work and how it related to the times… Read more »

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