“Myths do not flow through the pipes of history,” writes Viktor Shklovsky, “they change and splinter, they contrast and refute one another. The similar turns out to . Bowstring: On the Dissimilarity of the Similar. Viktor Shklovsky. Dalkey Archive, $ trade paper (p) ISBN And this is the upshot of Bowstring’s subtitle, On the Dissimilarity of the Similar: new works of art preserve the outmoded genre conventions.
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July 13, at Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. And I feel as if I can go forward to reading The Theory of Prose with a much better sense of where it fits in the larger scheme of theory.
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Someone even heard the blackbirds. In BowstringShklovsky seriously modifies, and in some cases disavows, many of the core principles that constitute Formalist theory.
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On the Dissimilarity of the Similar by Victor Shklovsky. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer – no Kindle device required. I remember the head-bashing frustration of reading Shklovsky, but the reward for endurance has been a lasting appreciation for his theories. Preview — Bowstring by Victor Shklovsky. He discusses Don Quixotein part, as a period piece: Bruce, you did such an amazing job with the material that when I read the excerpt from Bowstring below, I felt as if I had already read it.
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I am getting acquainted. Read more Read less. But it is not really Sterne that Shklovsky sounds like: Much of his work sat relatively idle for years, awaiting publication outside the Soviet Union.
These writers, rhe conventional wisdom goes, sap the life from art. This stylistic agenda yields a work that is disjunctive, sharply contrapuntal, even giddily discontinuous.
Bowstring: On the Dissimilarity of the Similar
bowstrihg Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life. However, Shklovsky discusses very candidly the faulty premises on which he had founded his interpretive house.
Lenin, reading Hegel, and of Tolstoy, on Shakespeare. Books by Victor Shklovsky.
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Trees bloom one after the other, nightingales sing and crows caw. Tom rated it really liked it Aug 04, But Shklovsky himself acknowledges that this is hardly new, and in fact, Bowstring ultimately proffers conclusions that seem eerily familiar.
It might have been enough for him to conclude, as Tzvetan Todorov does when defending Structuralist poetics against the posthumous ire of Henry James, that the distinction between form and content, suzhet and fabulacan be a useful fallacy. Shklovsky argues, albeit obliquely, that art evolves through a process of generic mutation: Stockfish rated it it was amazing Mar 17, This is the sort of book that teaches one about the possibilities of a different kind of writing by the way it’s written, more so than by it’s own declarations about literature.