"There is no art except for and by others" (Jean-Paul Sartre, "Why Write?").
(In other words, can an artist's painting exist for the artist? Or, can an author "read" his/her own novel?)
Disclaimer: This isn't a 'homework' question, just a question of interest. I read "Why Write" for the first time the other day and found his point of view extremely intriguing. I enjoy learning other points of view on art/literature and/or theory. Kind of the same feeling I got when I read Foucault's "What is an Author" for the first time, years ago.