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Genesis Revealed in Every Third Thought by John Barth
Genesis Revealed in Every Third Thought by John Barth

Author(s): SORIN ŞTEFĂNESCU
Subject(s): Novel, Theory of Literature, British Literature
Published by: Editura Universitatii LUCIAN BLAGA din Sibiu
Keywords: journey; vision; illumination; telepathy; hybridity; textualisation; coincidence;

Summary/Abstract: This article endeavors to establish the inner strategy that the text employs to trigger the narrative process by depicting a transdimensional journey between the fictitious Stratford College in Maryland, U.S.A., and Stratford-upon-Avon in England. Through visions and illuminations resulting from banging his head on the very steps of Shakespeare’s birthplace, the apparently homodiegetic narrator finds himself under the spell of his own muse who directs him to access memories and devise the narrative of a lifetime. The whole process is supported by a series of “clunky coincidences,” too many not to suggest a brush with magic realism.

  • Issue Year: 2018
  • Issue No: 1-2
  • Page Range: 29-38
  • Page Count: 10
  • Language: English