By Michael D.C. Drout, Recorded Books

Is literature a type of lie? Can fiction ever be "realistic"? Why will we learn? What may still we learn? Professor Drout offers perception into those and different provocative questions, together with these concerning the position of the textual content, writer, and viewers within the studying process.

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In part, the interpretations were too predictable and critics got tired of noting castration anxieties and phallic symbols. But a follower and extender of Freud’s, the French psychologist Jacques Lacan, provided a different set of insights into literature and the mind. Lacan LECTURE NINE Lacan began as a Freudian, but he wanted to focus on the key role of language and the symbolic in the human psyche, and this is one reason why literature scholars found Lacan so appealing even though his “science” is now fallen almost completely out of favor.

The process is called metonymy, and a more specialized version is synecdoche. In both cases, the part stands for the whole (in Latin, pars pro toto). Calling the executive apparatus of the United States government “The White House” is a form of metonymy; calling the ruler of England “the British Crown” is synecdoche. In the first case we have a single thing that is part of a complex representing that entire thing; in the second case, we have an actual physical part (the crown is worn by the queen).

Stanzaic rhymed poetry also allows the poet to encapsulate specific ideas in individual stanzas. For example, an ode is a formal and stately lyric that can be divided into three 43 sections: the strophe, the antistrophe, and the epode. The strophe is a statement, the antistrophe a reply, and the epode the conclusion to some kind of rather formal debate. Other patterns include the sestina, in which single words rather than rhymes are repeated in a complex pattern over multiple stanzas, and the villanelle, which also uses a pattern of repetition.

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