Thursday, December 10, 2015
Leitmotif Defined: a recurrent theme throughout a musical or literary composition, associated with a particular person, idea, or situation.
Cocktail Party Banter: What was the leitmotif of the book "Brother Karamazov" by Dostoevsky
Literary Context: The vigor, charm, and grostesquery of Southern evangelicalism are familiar to us all by now, and for Theroux they provide a true leitmotif.
Jan Morris ""Deep South" by Paul Theroux - review" The Spectator 15 12/19/26 December.
Everytime Darth Vadar appears we hear a part of the imperial march, this is a Leitmotif for the character.
Tuesday, December 1, 2015
Suspending Disbelief: Allowing the author to take you, the reader, on an imaginary flight with new rules and insights of behavior.(Speical Report)
Suspension of disbelief or willing suspension of disbelief is a term coined in 1817 by the poet and aesthetic philosopher Samuel Taylor Coleridge, who suggested that if a writer could infuse a "human interest and a semblance of truth" into a fantastic tale, the reader would suspend judgement concerning the implausibility of the narrative.