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The case of Althusser confirms by opposition the fact that after more than two centuries the idea of the "writer," like the French Revolution with which it was associated almost from the beginning, is over. Given the great influence he exercised in the last decade or so of his life, it seems appropriate to give the last word on the brief historical trajectory of "the writer" traced here to Michel Foucault. His deeply ambivalent relationship to those working in that tradition, as well as to "the general intellectual," is illuminating, and it is something I will return to at the end.
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