In contrast, Park looked in Chiara's convent and in patrician Florentine homes, where physicians anatomized
women who had died in childbirth.
Some historians would tell this story as a simple one of social disciplining--the fear of being anatomized
after death working as a deterrent to crime but also as a stick to beat proper behavior (industry for the poor, chastity for young women) into the heads of the lower orders.
For this reason, I am less confident than Diehl is that the tragedies she analyses could 'successfully demystify and contain their own dazzling spectacles and flamboyant theatricality', and that 'displays of magic, haunting visions, enchanted images, seductive women, exotic strangers; eventually all are anatomized
, exposed as fraudulent, rendered impotent, and discarded, their power to enthrall exhausted' (p.
Psychologically detailed characterization in Clarissa arises less from Clarissa as anatomized
pathetic object and rather more from Clarissa as feeling subject.
Christopher Page has recently anatomized
the received notions informing this new contenance angloise (EM, XXI/3 (Aug 1993), pp-452-7l) - above all, the emphasis on a homogeneous choral sound with minimal vibrato and a general tendency to |under-interpretation'.
Yet he makes no effort to render his approach acceptable or even intelligible to literary theorists--for Richard Kuhns doesn't mean by |tragedy' what a modern literary scholar means, or what Aristotle anatomized
in the Poetics.
With such huge and garish violations of the spirit and letter of the Constitution as, say, the negation of the power of the purse (and the innumerable major and minor cuts anatomized
by Theodore Draper in his book A Very Thin Line), who should care about trifles?
The result is a series of juxtaposed cultural happenings, often brilliantly anatomized
, ranging from specific Renaissance paintings to Shakespeare's later mixed-genre, tragicomic--and hence "grotesque"--plays that thereby comfort viewers in visualizing things otherwise beyond empirical demonstration.
A couple's downward slide into drink is anatomized
with acuity and skill in "Days of Wine and Roses," the J.
If Don DeLillo's Underworld anatomized
the end of the Cold War's fraught dialectic, then a number of recent novels have traced the imaginative fall-out of the nuclear age beyond those limits.