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relating to or affecting only a part; not total

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consisting of small disconnected parts

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Although the particle claim is not mentioned, the reference itself may be interpreted as a subtle self-reflexive comment on the novel's own fragmentariness.
The Absent Therapist is, likewise, a fragmentary work that through its form conveys the sense of the fragmentariness of reality.
In comparing Romantic and contemporary novels, Schonfelder finds that the same features, such as "conscious attention to language, narrative, and the functions of self- narration," the concern "with issues of voice and audience, listening and reading," as well as ruptures, fragmentariness, and the narrators' "unreliability" (315-16) characterize both the clusters but are considerably more radical in contemporary fiction.
I draw on particular poetological and genre-considerations, including the question of fragmentariness and wholeness, as well as the question of the autobiography and of the novel and/or the Bildungsroman, in order to shed light on the specificities of this project.
This statement suggests Yuh understands his life in both individual and universal dimensions, and his awareness of quotidian life is not inclined to the fragmentariness and negativity of any theatre of the absurd.
This situation is mirrored by the fragmentariness of Hemingway's depiction of the battle in A Farewell to Arms, and such a destructuration of the diegesis is a good example of one of the overall features of modernist literature, as Levenson comments on "the recurring act of fragmenting unities (unities of character or plot or pictorial space or lyric form)" (3).
While the details that build Nabokov's Speak, Memory are nostalgically "reimagined as totality" and organic wholeness, those making up Sebald's The Emigrants retain their fragmentariness, defining knowledge as partial and atomized.
Moreover, the fragmentariness of Midrashic commentary is the correlative of a metaphysical condition--the expulsion from paradise--or of a historical trauma, first and foremost the destruction of the Temple.
Providing the visual reality of the aesthetic and political forces of the social totalities available to the novel form envisioned by Kant as an efficient and privileged narrative, Zenobia foregrounds a fictional terrain, which retorts to the neurotic narrator's looping consciousness to point not to the fragmentariness of Eliot's Waste Land but to the impossibility of communication and the panopticon system of police state, and thus functions as a literary reappropriation and reinscription of a waste land in Romania's apocalyptic space.
Such indirectness and fragmentariness, Bonikowski suggests, enable her to make "a narrative out of the seductive allure of death and the dangerous leap of poetic intensity, both in Septimus's mad desire for communication and in Clarissa Dalloway's attempt to grasp the meaning of his suicide" (145).
Third, the genres of natural history and anatomy resist narrative closure, or the restitution of wholeness, in favour of sustaining fragmentariness and discontinuity through ambivalent laughter.
The traditional grand narrative is thus undermined by contingency, fragmentariness, and manipulation and as far as access to information is concerned.
In previous treatments of "Kubla Khan" the poem is made whole, so that its stated fragmentariness must be understood as something other than its form: an idea, a modality, a condition, a manner, an imperative.
805: "It may be considered that this type of inter-conventional systematic interpretation is useful not only to better understand a convention but also to create a uniform law capable of surpassing the current state of fragmentariness.
These are the parameters of a problem which for Hardy can only be solved by resituating the "concrete universal" (40) of the lyric in the faithful realization of the subjective experience of autobiographical memory in all its fragmentariness and all its clarity.