• The Shaping of the Double Vision. The Symbolic Systems of the Italian Novels of Edward Morgan Forster

    Author(s):
    Krzysztof Fordonski (see profile)
    Date:
    2005
    Group(s):
    Edward Morgan Forster, LGBTQ Studies
    Subject(s):
    English literature
    Item Type:
    Book
    Tag(s):
    Edwardian literature, Edward Morgan Forster, Symbolism
    Permanent URL:
    http://dx.doi.org/10.17613/M6K61V
    Abstract:
    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. Published by Peter Lang Verlag.
    Notes:
    The file includes only the list of contents and summary of the book.
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    Status:
    Published
    Last Updated:
    8 months ago
    License:
    All Rights Reserved

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