Death of the Author

For my final paper I want to examine Italo Calvino’s role as an author in his novel If on a winter’s night a traveler.  Unlike Roland Barthes article, “The Death of the Author,” I think that Calvino is still in control to manipulate the text and how his readers read.  Because of this, the readers only have a limited authority over the text.  I will reference an article by Inge Fink, “The Power behind the Pronoun: Narrative Games in Calino’s If on a winter’s night a traveler which  looks at Calvino’s power through his choice of narrating in the second person.  It also references back to Roland Barthes article “The Death of the Author.”