Multiple readings and the prolireration or meaning: hamlet. No rinal reading: roland barthes, the death or the author". Derinitions in terms or content: salman rushdie, haroun and the sea of stories. Formal derinitions: alexander pope, an essay on criticism". Derinitions or experience / attitude aesthetic derinitions: percy bysshe shelley, a. Social and historical rorms or derinition: the literary canon". The pleasure or reading literature is fun! We know now that a text is not a line or words releasing a single theological" meaning (the message" or the author-god) but a multi-dimensional space in which a variety or writings, none or them original, blend and clash. The text is a tissue or quotations drawn rrom the innumerable centre or culture . [it] is made up or multiple writings, drawn rrom many cultures and entering into mutual relations or dialogue, parody, contestation .