The Resource Sightings : mirrors in texts - texts in mirrors, Joyce O. Lowrie

Sightings : mirrors in texts - texts in mirrors, Joyce O. Lowrie

Label
Sightings : mirrors in texts - texts in mirrors
Title
Sightings
Title remainder
mirrors in texts - texts in mirrors
Statement of responsibility
Joyce O. Lowrie
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
Summary
Mirrors are mesmerizing. The rhetorical figure that represents a mirror is called a chiasmus, a pattern derived from the Greek letter X (Chi). This pattern applies to sentences such as ¿one does not live to eat; one eats to live.¿ It is found in myths, plays, poems, biblical songs, short stories, novels, epics. Numerous studies have dealt with repetition, difference, and Narcissism in the fields of literature, music, and art. But mirror structures, per se, have not received systematic notice. This book analyses mirror imagery, scenes, and characters in French prose texts, in chronological order, from the 17th to the 20th centuries. It does so in light of literal, metaphoric, and rhetorical structures. Works analysed in the traditional French canon, written by such writers as Laclos, Lafayette, and Balzac, are extended by studies of texts composed by Barbey d¿Aurevilly, Georges Rodenbach, Jean Lorrain, and Pieyre de Mandiargues. This work appeals to readers interested in linguistics, French history, psychology, art, and material culture. It invites analyses of historical and ideological contexts, rhetorical strategies, symmetry and asymmetry. Ovid¿s Narcissus and Alice in Wonderland are paradigms for the study of micro and macro-structures. Analyses of mirrors as cultural artefacts are significant to Lowrie¿s sight seeing. Joyce O. Lowrie has taught French language and literature at Wesleyan University, in Middletown, Connecticut, USA since 1966. She received her Ph. D. at Yale University, and has received numerous honors that include a Fulbright Grant, a National Endowment for the Humanities Grant, a Camargo Foundation at Cassis, France, a Wesleyan Project Grant, and various grants from the Thomas and Catharine McMahon Fund at Wesleyan University. She has published The Violent Mystique (Droz), a biography of André Pieyre de Mandiargues in Literature in the 20th Century (Frederich Ungar Publishing Co.), a chapter on Mandiargues in The Fantastic in World Literature and the Arts (Greenwood Press), numerous articles on 19th and 20th century French authors in refereed journals. She has spent many years in France doing research, teaching, and directing Wesleyan University¿s Program in Paris
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Cataloging source
N$T
Dewey number
840.9
Index
no index present
Language note
In English; with some texts in French
LC call number
PN228.C45
LC item number
L69 2008eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
  • At the interface/probing the boundaries
  • Visual literacies
Series volume
vol. 54
Label
Sightings : mirrors in texts - texts in mirrors, Joyce O. Lowrie
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
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  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Veluti in speculum (as in a looking glass) -- The mirror in the middle : Mme de Thémines's letter in Lafayette's La princesse de Clèves -- The prévan cycle as pre-text in Laclos's Les liaisons dangereuses -- The frame and the framed : mirroring texts in Balzac's Facino cane -- Barbey d'Aurevilly's Une page d'histoire : incest as mirror image -- Reversals and disappearrance in Georges Rodenbach's L'ami des miroirs and Bruges-la-morte -- Man mirrors toad, or vice-versa : decadent narcissism in Jean Lorrain's Oeuvre -- The wheel of fortune as mirror : André Pieyre de Mandiargue's La motocyclette -- Kaleidoscopic reflections in guise of a conclusion : Close, Maupassant, Douglas and Borges
Control code
ocn310109910
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 228 pages)
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unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9789042024953
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
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not applicable
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.b25284885
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unknown
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unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)310109910
  • pebcs1435695208

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