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Humanist Archives: Sept. 26, 2022, 7:48 a.m. Humanist 36.185 - Calvino

              Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 36, No. 185.
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        Date: 2022-09-25 17:42:28+00:00
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        Subject: Calvino on Author as Machine


A little blast from the past ...

And so the author vanishes –– that spoiled child of ignorance –– to give place
to a more thoughtful person, a person who will know that the author is a
machine, and will know how this machine works.

Italo Calvino
"Cybernetics and Ghosts" [1967 lecture]
The Uses of Literature

… to cast a light on the present.

François Lachance, Ph.d.

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