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Writerly

Barthes has his definitions of "readerly" and "writerly" texts. I'll appropriate those adjectives and give them a meaning of my own. The readerly text underscores the status of reader, for better or for worse. The writerly text upsets the reader and tips the reader over into the role of writer, the text that evokes active response in kind, the generation of further text. What Barthes's text is, obviously, for me.