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ERIC Number: EJ1128202
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Jun
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-2203-4714
Polymorphous Narrative of Gothic Tradition in Linguistic Perspective: Comparing Fiction and Opera Libretto
Ihina, Zoia
Advances in Language and Literary Studies, v6 n3 p77-82 Jun 2015
This article is dedicated to revealing linguistic means that realise "the event" in the gothic narrative--H. James's novella "The Turn of the Screw" and the opera libretto of the same name. The event is treated as a situational change of states and presupposes that "the real" and "the unknown" should meet. This meeting runs through the whole narrative. "The event" is ideal and abstract; it shows itself in concrete manifestations--incidents. Discerning "the event" is possible by analysing linguistic signals of its manifestations--"traces". In both the novella and libretto (though varying in structural peculiarities of "the event") the most vivid and noticeable trace is expressed by such a neutral word as "bad"; every appearance of this word in both texts "turns the screw" tighter; it is a common keyword sustaining the original story flavour. As a linguistic sign the word "bad" is analysed from perspectives of different characters.
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Language: English
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