By Nicholas Royle, Andrew Bennett
This ebook offers the most important severe techniques in literary reviews this present day, averting the jargonistic, summary nature of a lot `theory'. The authors discover the most important matters in modern feedback and conception by means of focusing heavily on a variety of texts, from Chaucer to Achebe and from Milton to Morrison.
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Qxd 13/05/2004 14:43 Page 36 . 36 An introduction to literature, criticism and theory 2. Odd coincidences and, more generally, the sense that things are fated to happen. Something might happen, for example, that seems ‘too good to be true’ or that suggests, despite the fact that you do not believe in God, that someone or something is pulling the strings. 3. Animism. This is the rhetorical term referring to a situation in which what is inanimate or lifeless is given attributes of life or spirit.
Qxd 13/05/2004 14:44 Page 20 . 20 An introduction to literature, criticism and theory author. You really can be drawn into the feeling that the author is ‘a terrific friend of yours’ or that your appreciation and understanding of an author is so intense it touches on the telepathic. Holden’s reference to getting on the phone to the author is uncannily apposite: the rapport that exists between you and your favourite author is indeed a sort of linguistic tele-link. The author is an absent presence, both there and not there.
What is the relationship between aesthetic and erotic contemplation in this representation on the one hand and its imagining or the woman’s death on the other? In her book Over Her Dead Body: Death, Femininity and the Aesthetic (1992), Elisabeth Bronfen has explored the multiple ways in which patriarchy figures the conjunction of femininity with death and the aesthetic, and the fact that the female body as an object of aesthetic contemplation is also bound up with a certain violence towards femininity, towards women.