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The fact that both "theological" and "message" (of the Author-God) are in quotes may be a clue about the context of the former here. It's provisional, derived from a sort of extended metaphor, where Barthes is using theology as a stand-in for whatever kind of strongly orthodox perspective (the orthodox perspective being one you touched upon in another ...


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However, at first, I thought this was a weird translation of journal, but in the next line he refers to "their [the literary men's] private journals", which clarified for me that the magazine of "magazine interviews" was not a journal. You are saying "magazines" must not refer to published literary journals because that would make "[the literary men's] ...


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