For personal reasons that had public resonance, Pagis began to relinquish the "stutter," the "hurt inflicted on appearances" for a fuller realization of the autobiographical sentence, for a renewed commitment to a narratable
world located in the "trustworthiness of appearances.
Although feminist thinking has opened up the repertoire of respectable literary subject-matter to previously ignored female experiential patterns--what is felt to be narratable
is now almost infinite--there is still too much academic affection mainly for works that offer playful narrative strategies and point at a metaphysics of a complex import (by that I mean works that reverberate with echoes of canonical philosophical and literary texts).
Jim's jump--a visible, narratable
act unlike the earlier instance of frozen passivity--signals the irruption of an image of himself, at odds with his sense of heroic destiny, into the readable domain of the public.
During Petrarchism's long period in the wilderness, critical attention tended to be confined to poets capable of sustaining the label of "transgressive" (Gaspara Stampa, Michelangelo), or those with a narratable
life (or death) capable of reflecting biographical drama onto the verse (Isabella da Morra).
From a state of quiescence or stasis that we infer was there before the beginning of the narrative, a crisis occurs, a desire is born, something narratable
For Leggo, the pedagogic practice of classroom autobiography creates a narratable
world comprised of diverse communities, and a narratable
life to be lived by the individual.
In Haley's version, Malcolm X-now, as narrator, makes the very story of American racism narratable
because he saves readers from being lost hopelessly and forever in the opening nightmare from which we wish to escape totally.
Even though his life lacks what Americo Castro used to call a "dimension historiable," Don Diego's modern Christian piety not only distinguishes him from his feudal forebears; it tips the moral balance in his favor over the "aesthetic interest" offered by Don Quijote's far more narratable
As Said puts it (remarking on Gertrude Bell's turn-of-the-century account of Damascus), "we note immediately that 'the Arab' or 'Arabs' have an aura of apartness, definiteness, and collective self-consistency such as to wipe out any traces of individual Arabs with narratable
life histories" (229).
7) He then notes the change in this genre since World War II: "[W]here the role of narrative might once have been to call its audiences into the position of the subject of history, narrative in the postwar world has been much more sceptically or modestly concerned to investigate the conditions of possibility under which history may be narratable
at all" (133).
17) More often than not, the places, events, and characters James encounters on his travels are significant for him precisely because he can exploit them for associations and, further, because they are often silent, incommunicable, neither yielding narrative nor being narratable
Peter Brooks' observation on Balzac's Esther Gobseck (Splendeurs et miseres des courtisanes) resonates in the narrative power struggle between Baudelaire's flaneur and streetwalker, who concurrently narrate one another: "In her transformational role, in her capacity to provoke metamorphoses, the prostitute is not only herself narratable
, she provokes the stuff of story in others" (157).
Dick), while the reliance on biography, big names, identifiable conferences, and narratable
stories means that in the rhetoric of this book, we have not become post-human(ist).
As Soliday found in her work with basic writers, when stories of literacy and events of the past are made narratable
, they denaturalize the process of acquiring school literacies (p.
Within the diegetic frame of the soap, all these quasi-incestuous family groupings are naturalized, presented as (almost) perfectly normal--or, at least, only unusual enough to make the situations narratable