The Shaping of the Double Vision: The Symbolic Systems of the Italian Novels of Edward Morgan Forster (Europäische Hochschulschriften / European ... / Publications Universitaires Européennes)
The Shaping of the Double Vision: The Symbolic Systems of the Italian Novels of Edward Morgan Forster (Europäische Hochschulschriften / European ... / Publications Universitaires Européennes)
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Title: The Shaping of the Double Vision: The Symbolic Systems of the Italian Novels of Edward Morgan Forster (Europäische Hochschulschriften / European ... / Publications Universitaires Européennes)
ISBN10: 3631536232
ISBN13: 978-3631536230
Format: .PDF .EPUB .FB2
Pages: 144 pages
Publisher: Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften (February 3, 2005)
Language: English
Size pdf: 1536 kb
Size epub: 1278 kb
Rating: 4.1 ✪
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Category: Literature & Fiction
Subcategory: History & Criticism
This study presents the formative period of the English novelist E. M. Forster (1879-1970) with a special stress on the usage of symbolism in his early fiction. The book offers a new approach to Forster’s symbolism derived from the theoretical studies of Michael Riffaterre and his concept of symbolic systems – subtext and syllepsis. The author presents the most important symbols as used in the discussed novels and their usage in Forster’s later works. A further part of the study concentrates on the issue of spatial symbolism. The symbolism of the Italian novels A Room with a View and Where Angels Fear to Tread is presented as an artistic means for the introduction of social issues especially important for the writer, as well as a method of concealed presentation of issues which for social and personal reasons Forster could not include openly in his works such as homosexuality.