"Death of the Author" Explained. Posted on April 30, 2019April 30, 2019 by Hans Swaniawski by Hans Swaniawski Post navigation Minecraft Dinosaurs! || 368 || Poet Battle Time!My Poetry Teacher 20 thoughts on “"Death of the Author" Explained.” wow. amazing, thanks! Reply Thank You……so very much Reply This is actually good. I am also studying for my comprehensive exam. I hope to pass!!! Reply This is actually good. I am also studying for my comprehensive exam. I hope to pass!!! Reply When the author writes "mug", the reader may think of a variant of mug but never a "goblet". So meaning doesn't vary arbitrarily. The set of all possible mugs is much smaller than the set of all possible objects. The author cannot always fix a meaning singularly but always can narrow it down to much smaller sets. And that's why we are able to communicate. I would say the author is only half dead! Reply When you said mug I imagined a person's face. Oops. Reply Wow I like you. Reply Thank you, I'm glad I found you! 🙂 Reply thank you for this, I was very confused with barthes to be honest Reply "He commits suicide at the end of his life" Damn i thought he commit suicide at the beginning of his like lol Reply This guy with the mugs has a really bizarre mug himself. It combines Jimmy Durante and Woody Allen, especially with that nose and those glasses. He's Oogly.But then again "I" didn't just write this. . You might think he's beautiful. But that would signify that you (the signified) are on drugs. Reply wabash? Gayyyy. But nice. Reply I wish there was a video on how this essay has affected postmodern art. Barthes did so many things to art, it's absolutely fascinating stuff. Reply Great vid mate Reply OK. Reply So what happens to the meaning the autor wanted to give to his text? Reply Thanks for the thorough, yet accessible, explanation, Ryan. Now I shall to continue writing my story, dead to those who read it. Reply strangely you are cute ,okay back to studying 🙁 Reply Thank you! This video is great. Reply Very helpful! Reply Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.