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By Anthony Paraskeva

ISBN-10: 0748684891

ISBN-13: 9780748684892

This research examines the illustration of gesture in modernist writing, functionality and cinema. Deploying a brand new theoretical time period, 'the speech-gesture complex', Anthony Paraskeva identifies a dating among speech and gesture that's neither solely literary nor performative and which, he argues, is prime to the aesthetics and politics of modernist authors. In discussions of works through Franz Kafka, James Joyce, Henry James, Wyndham Lewis, Vladimir Nabokov and Samuel Beckett, Paraskeva exhibits how this courting is heavily proficient via their awareness to the played gestures of actors in theatre and cinema.

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