Hello, fellow readers and ChoiceGame lovers.
I decided to post something after a month-ish of inativity due to a busy schedule. And so, I also decided to throw this discussion that I’ve been having with myself for a few months in the forum, because I think good arguments can come of it.
So here’s the thing: where do you stand on the “author authority” argument? A writer can easily impose their view of the work they produce, but is it inherently better or more meaningful or more valid than an interpretation done by the readers? But what if the readers directly contradict the author, like, say, arguing that Lolita is a straight romance played straight?
It’s easy to say that what the author says is more important, since they’re the ones creating the books. But if I think the readers can give good spins to old narratives and find new things to enjoy in them, which keeps them fresh and relevant. Like Freud’s reading of Shakespeare.