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An interdisciplinary collection of essays, this book advances the study of anagnorisis (qrecognitionq), a quintessential concept in Aristotelian poetics. The volume explores narrative structure and epistemology by examining how anagnorisis works in narrative fiction, music, and film. Contributors hail from the fields of cinema; opera; religion; medieval and modern English, German, and French literatures; comparative literature; and Indian (Sanskrit) and Islamic (Arabic) literatures, both classical and modern.It has been wielded as a one-word refutation of an opinion or argument which is thereby dismissed as the idea of a aquot;crackpotaquot; or ... The aquot;rugged individualistaquot; has had many incarnations from Natty Bumpo to Horatio Alger, to Dirty Harry and Rambo, ... a reversal of the perspective of typical recognition scenes: fundamentally a paranoia narrative does not tell us about the ... By an invisible master for whom he is an object of knowledge a€” in paranoia there is always a master a€” and for thatanbsp;...

Author:Philip F. Kennedy, Marilyn Lawrence
Publisher:Peter Lang - 2009


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