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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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Goethe after Lanzmann: Literature Represents “X”

Goethe after Lanzmann: Literature Represents “X”

(p.24) 4. Goethe after Lanzmann: Literature Represents “X
In the Place of Language

Claudia Brodsky

Fordham University Press

This chapter explains how literature can affect change, especially through representation. Lanzmann's usage of language in his movie to denote fiction is compared with how Goethe used language in “making fictitious buildings”. It argues that an articulated word that is malleable can be connected to sensory experiences, rather than words that do not directly denote anything, like“here”.

Keywords:   literature, representation, language, fiction, sensory experiences

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