Wednesday, March 18, 2009

The Death of the Author and the Life of the Recordkeeper

See: “The Private Barthes: Posthumous Publication of the Theorist's Journals Draws Disapproval.”

Private matters should be published when you have a writer of [Barthes's] importance … keeping in mind that he did not write it for publication.

Speaking of death, death is coming for the museum of death. See: “A Funeral Museum at Death’s Door.”