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In fact, to talk about the style of a particular novel or poem at all as a “style,”
without implying, whether one wishes to or not, that style is merely decorative,
accessory, is extremely hard. Merely by employing the notion, one is almost
bound to ...
What Roland Barthes calls “the zero degree of writing” is, precisely by being anti-
metaphorical and dehumanized, as selective and artificial as any traditional style
of writing. Nevertheless, the notion of a style-less, transparent art is one of the ...
I should make clear, however, that what I have been saying about dangerous
metaphors doesn't rule out the use of limited and concrete metaphors to describe
the impact of a particular style. It seems harmless to speak of a style, drawing
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If one were to judge these essays in terms of price, their value would be very high. At her best (and worst) Miss Sontag offers three pennies worth of thought in any one sentence. "The function of ... Read full review