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In the process, her 're-visioning' of noir artfully and unexpectedly defies generic expectations, thereby discomposing readers and generating much of the text's considerable affective power, power that Jane Campion would later endeavor to redistribute onscreen in her filmic adaptation of the novel.
Analytical reasoning loses the identity through changes because it is concerned with breaking up the identity, as its etymology suggests (analysis from analyo, discomposing, breaking up).
This ventriloquy is epitomized by Austen's unerring characterization of Fanny's state of mind at the time, immediately after Henry Crawford's self-blinded and discomposing effort to win her heart, of her return to the disorder, isolation, volatility, and noise (12) of the Portsmouth household of her youth after a number of years of "improvement" under the aegis of the tranquilizing yet vital (organic or harmonic) idea of Mansfield Park.
What happens when these details instead operate, as they often do in Jones's fiction, as a transcontinental, homogenizing, and discomposing force?
There cannot but be something profoundly saddening, discomposing even, about the fact that "The Yale Edition of the Works of Samuel Johnson" does not include--could not accommodate, or could not accommodate to its own nature--one of his greatest works.
An inquisitive director with a taste for exploring the play's dark undercurrents of protest could bring them to the fore without discomposing the play's glittering comic surfaces (paging Joe Mantello), but Elliott's production ignores them in favor of securing as much easy laughter as possible.