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A Touch More RareHarry Berger, Jr., and the Arts of Interpretation$
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Nina Levine and David Lee Miller

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9780823230303

Published to Fordham Scholarship Online: September 2011

DOI: 10.5422/fordham/9780823230303.001.0001

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Backlooping: Life in a Revisionary Enclave

Backlooping: Life in a Revisionary Enclave

(p.273) Chapter 20 Backlooping: Life in a Revisionary Enclave
A Touch More Rare

Nina Levine

David Lee Miller

Fordham University Press

When Harry Berger was writing The Allegorical Temper in the early 1950s, he meant the pun in the title to refer both to the “temper” or attitude attributed to Edmund Spenser at the time and to the way The Faerie Queene tempered or critiqued that temper. Readers encounter turmoil by letting themselves fall through the rabbit hole from the sign/referent surface of discourse into the textual underground, where semiosis is physis and where, within the sign, signifiers and signifieds continuously uncouple, recouple, and proliferate. Once there, the reader shrinks into a tiny figure and the textual underbrush expands to an intemperate tangle of rhizomes. The new organization of life into cyber communities made everything faster and more accessible. It is no substitute for talking and touching face-to-face.

Keywords:   The Allegorical Temper, Harry Berger, temper, physis, semiosis, cyber communities, Edmund Spenser, The Faerie Queene

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