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In the Place of LanguageLiterature and the Architecture of the Referent$
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Claudia Brodsky

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9780823230006

Published to Fordham Scholarship Online: March 2011

DOI: 10.5422/fso/9780823230006.001.0001

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“Superfluous Stones”

“Superfluous Stones”

(p.102) 4. “Superfluous Stones”
In the Place of Language

Claudia Brodsky

Fordham University Press

This chapter discusses how to deal with elements of literature that are relatively useless in a certain story. By removing the signs located in direct proximity with the story that would cause it to overpower the subject, the element in question can be wholly immaterial and thus, eminently forgettable. This tool is necessary to provide “spaces” for the more important thoughts that should be included in the plot.

Keywords:   plot, writing, literature, characters

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