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Blues and jazz musicians have long been enabled by a kind of “open source” culture, in which pre-existing melodic fragments and larger musical frameworks are freely reworked.
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As part of the Library of America’s attempt to reach beyond their authoritative bind-ups of great American writers, here comes Shake It Up: Great American Writing on Rock and Pop from Elvis to Jay Z… 116 more words
Foucault seems to agree with Barthes in his belief that the author must disappear, and that it would be wrong to interpret a work based on the individual author and that language determines the meaning of a work, not the person or persons who manipulated the language. 369 more words
It is a relatively recent belief that the author is immortal; forever linked to his body of work. In his 1967 essay “Death of the Author,” Barthes claims that the author is a “modern figure” (BHR, 277) emerging at the same time that individualism became an important concept. 332 more words