The Lives of Texts: Exploring the Metaphor examines various instances of atextual subsistencea implied by the title. Drawing on the parallel between a text and a living organism, the contributors analyze various literary texts ranging from the Middle Ages to postmodernity, as well as film adaptations and the graphic novel. Apart from the works of canonical writers, attention is also drawn to some long-forgotten authors, along with the most recent instances of popular literature and culture. The exploration of the title metaphor allows the contributors to trace life-like phenomena (e.g. textual birth, maturation, dissemination, death and resurrection) in the texts of writers so remote from each other as Layamon, Thomas More, Mary Shelley, Charles Williams, Ursula Le Guin, A. S. Byatt, Peter Ackroyd, Iain Banks, J. K. Rowling, or Neil Gaiman.superstructure of a multi-volume novel)1 has become the dominant one. ... The Earthsea cycle by Ursula K. Le Guin is a collection of texts that is not only exemplary and canonical for the whole genre of ... The original trilogy, comprising three short novels (A Wizard of Earthsea , The Tombs of Atuan  and Theanbsp;...
|Title||:||The Lives of Texts|
|Author||:||Andrzej Kowalczyk, Katarzyna Pisarska|
|Publisher||:||Cambridge Scholars Publishing - 2014-07-24|