By Jeanette Winterson
In those ten intertwined essays, one in every of our such a lot provocative younger novelists proves that she is simply as fashionable and outrageous an paintings critic. For while Jeanette Winterson appears to be like at works as assorted because the Mona Lisa and Virginia Woolf's The Waves, she frees them from layers of preconception and restores their energy to exalt and unnerve, surprise and rework us.
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Extra resources for Art Objects: Essays on Ecstasy and Effrontery
The functions of any particular folk tale are noticeable only when detected as repetitions within an intertextual pattern. The formal similarities among individual folk tales thus reveal to the analyst the grammar of the folk tale, a structure that in turn makes legible the salient formal elements of each tale. But we can quickly see in Propp’s need to consider the ‘‘double morphological meaning of a single function’’ (60) how the tale’s intrinsic ‘‘dictation’’ of function might contain a certain latitude for interpretation: if the model can be complicated so a single function can serve two morphological meanings, why not three or four or more?
2005 4:17pm page 35 who you must know, was sitting on the opposite side of the fire, smoking his social pipe all the time, in mute contemplation of a new pair of black-plush-breeches which he had got on; – What can they be doing brother? quoth my father, – we can scarce hear ourselves talk. I think, replied my uncle Toby, taking his pipe from his mouth, and striking the head of it two or three times upon the nail of his left thumb, as he began his sentence, – I think, says he: – But to enter rightly into my uncle Toby’s sentiments upon this matter, you must be made to enter first a little into his character, the out-lines of which I shall just give you, and then the dialogue between him and my father will go on as well again [p.
If by force of circumstances they ever had to be simultaneous, they were reported as happening in sequence. Only the activity of one character and the ‘‘standing pat’’ (that is, the inactivity) of another can occur simultaneously. Sterne allowed actions to occur simultaneously, and he even parodied the development of the story line and the instrusions of the new material into it. The description of Tristram Shandy’s birth is the subject of the story line developed in the first part. The topic covers 203 pages, which nevertheless contain almost nothing about the actual birth of Tristram Shandy.
Art Objects: Essays on Ecstasy and Effrontery by Jeanette Winterson