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David Lodge: The Art of (Re)Writing a Text
David Lodge: The Art of (Re)Writing a Text

Author(s): Liana Muthu
Subject(s): Language and Literature Studies
Published by: Studia Universitatis Babes-Bolyai
Keywords: intertextuality in david Lodge;

Summary/Abstract: The present article, David Lodge: The Art of (Re)writing a Text, shows that intertextuality is the text’s property of being bound to other previous texts. Having as point of reference quotations, styles and situations imagined by different authors, D. Lodge finds out original methods of expressing ideas, sometimes through literary games. The British writer uses explicit intertextual relations (e.g. quotation) and implicit intertextual relations (e.g. paraphrase, pastiche, allusion) transposing and adjusting happenings lived by other writers’ personages to another historic time. In fact, D. Lodge proves that intertextuality is creative: a single word, expression or enunciation may generate or develop a new idea or a new variant of the same idea.

  • Issue Year: 52/2007
  • Issue No: 2
  • Page Range: 195-200
  • Page Count: 6
  • Language: English