The Intentional Fallacy
August 11, 2009, 12:21 AM
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From The Verbal Icon:  Studies in the Meaning of Poetry.  W.K.Wimsatt, Jr., and Monroe C. Beardsley.  Lexington:  University of Kentucky Press, 1954.

“We argued that the design or intention of the author is neither available nor desirable as a standard for judging the success of a work of literary art, and it seems to us that this is a principle which goes deep into some differences in the history of critical attitudes.”

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