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"Talking nonsense is the sole privilege mankind possesses over the other organisms." -Dostoevsky
by poemless on Fri Feb 27th, 2009 at 04:01:31 PM EST
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Temper, temper :-)

No, to do my own diary on Lodge would ruin the further allusion to Lodge's formal devices by my intertextual interventions here - in my attempt to make THIS even more of a "mosaic of intertexts" (see below) - by playing a Fish/Zapp-like critical commentator role  :-) Here I make further intertextual play with a text on Lodge and intertextuality (as someone interested in literature I think you'll love this  :-) ):

The original title of this paper, proposed to the Advisory Committee of this Conference, was "David Lodge's Small World: Literary Evocations and Intertextuality," ... However, during the course of my readings and re-readings of Lodge's text for this paper, Julia Kristeva's following statement on intertextuality was always in my mind:


Any text is constructed as a mosaic of quotations; any text is the absorption and transformation of another (37).

... So, both to give the title of the paper an intertextual feel by alluding to Kristeva's notion of a text as "a mosaic" and to emphasize Lodge's deliberate but exceedingly playful and sophisticated practice of intertextuality in Small World (hereafter cited as SW) I have re-entitled the paper as
"David Lodge's Small World: A Mosaic of Intertexts.

Anyway - I'm playing here as displacement activity to avoid working on two other diaries :-) And I think, to refer to ceebs (again) referring to Tarantino (himself a major exponent of intertextuality), that if you have character, why identify with a fictional character?  


Maybe it's because I'm a Londoner - that I moved to Nice.

by Ted Welch (tedwelch-at-mac-dot-com) on Fri Feb 27th, 2009 at 04:35:09 PM EST
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