This article discusses whether the author’s intention is relevant to the author’s work. The author of this article writes the definition of intention as “corresponding to what the author intends”.
There were many different theories covered for both sides of the argument such as a quotation stating that “In order to judge the poet’s performance, we must know what he intended”. I would have to disagree with this statement. Although it may be convenient to be sure of what the author intends in their writing, it is much more interesting to read and either create an interpretation or try and hypothesize the intention of the author rather than having it spelled out. I guess the point is that if the author’s intention is spelled out at the top of the page, it takes away from the experience of reading.