A Winter Book: Selected Stories by Tove Jansson by Tove Jansson

By Tove Jansson

Following the commonly acclaimed and bestselling The summer time e-book, here's a iciness booklet choice of a few of Tove Jansson's top enjoyed and most renowned tales. Drawn from formative years and older age, and spanning many of the 20th century, this newly translated choice offers an exhilarating exhibit of the nice Finnish writer's prose, scattered with insights and residential truths. it's been chosen and is brought via Ali Smith.

The wintry weather booklet positive aspects thirteen tales from Tove Jansson's first ebook for adults, The Sculptor's Daughter (1968) plus 7 of her such a lot adored later tales (from 1971 to 1996), translated into English and released right here for the 1st time.

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99. , for instance, Trible, Rhetorical Criticism, pp. 32, 41. 100. The development of these two foci has historical reasons, which cannot be dealt with in this context. However, useful accounts of the historical development of rhetoric can be found, for instance, in Kennedy's works (cf. A. D. 300 [Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1972]; idem, Classical Rhetoric and Its Christian and Secular Tradition from Ancient to Modern Times [Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1980]; idem, Greek Rhetoric under Christian Emperors [Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1983]; and idem, A New History of Classical Rhetoric: An Extensive Revision and Abridgment o/The Art of Persuasion in Greece, The Art of Rhetoric in the Roman World and Greek Rhetoric under Christian Emperors with Additional Discussion of Late Latin Rhetoric [Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1994]).

It is interesting to note, however, that most of these focus primarily on structural issues. This is not necessarily inappropriate but it is striking that for many the investigation of structure seems to have become an end in itself,82 which, in my view, is inappropriate. In contrast, the methodological approach advocated here is a functional one—one that investigates the text with the aim to uncover the role its various literary and structural devices play in the communicative process. After what I said about the lack of attention towards the functional aspect of textual features, it comes as no surprise that rhetorical investigations of the book of Amos have, until fairly recently, been extremely rare, indeed, almost non-existent.

In fact, this is rather obvious once we consider our own intentions in saying or doing something. These may be, and often are, manifold, sometimes even conflicting—and this without taking into consideration all our subconscious intentions. It is not at all surprising, then, that a reader should uncover intentions that are embedded in the text but that the author had been unaware of, and may even claim not to have intended. Eco therefore correctly underlines, and welcomes, the fact that the number of possible interpretations is unlimited.

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