Personification and a Trope of Writing: Nakano Shigeharu's “Language of Slaves”

Material TypeArticleLanguageEnglish
TitlePersonification and a Trope of Writing: Nakano Shigeharu's “Language of Slaves” Author(S)Jonathan E. Abel (Author)
Abstract  Tropes that connect human corpses and literary corpora are as old, perhaps, as writing itself, yet in recent years the personification of texts has come under scrutiny. Despite such critical tendencies either to disregard connections between people and texts as manifestations of pathetic fallacies or to overvalue the biological and historical identity of writers over the linguistic content of their texts, written arguments against real oppression and suppression remain powerful precisely when writers use tropes to bestow language, writing, or texts with basic characteristics of living organisms. ...Paginationp 466-486
SubjectLiteratureDescriptorsLiterature, Comparative
Journal TitleComparative Literature  
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