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Allusion : a literary graft / Allan H. Pasco

Main Author Pasco, Allan H. Country Canadá. Publication Toronto : University of Toronto Press, cop. 1994 Description XII, 247 p. ; 24 cm Series Theory-culture ISBN 0-8020-0449-0 CDU 82.0
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Pasco (literature, U. of Kansas) looks at the way allusion works in specific fictions and how it affects the process of reading. He draws on French authors such as Flaubert and Balzac to show how texts integrate other texts to create new metaphorical constructs, and to discuss perception of irony, d

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In this very approachable and rewarding book, Allan Pasco studies the limitless potential of allusion. He shows how allusions refer to outside texts but impact on the work at hand; he illustrates by example how allusions work and how texts integrate with other texts. Pasco defines in his own terms allusions of opposition, parallelisms, a "tapestry of allusions" in an allusion complex, and allusive oxymorons. His excellent literary examples of allusion, chosen from well-known texts, are insightful and thought provoking. These sources include such works as Flaubert's "Un Coeur simple," Anouilh's Antigone, Proust's `A la recherche du temps perdu, Giraudoux' Electre, and Zola's La Faute de l'abb'e Mouret. This fine literary study clearly demonstrates that allusion "continues to be able to enhance whatever is being communicated." Extensive chapter notes and a bibliography complete the text. General and academic audiences. L. A. Russell; Rosemont College

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