By Siri Hustvedt
Publish yr note: First released 2005
From the writer of the foreign bestseller What I Loved, a provocative choice of autobiographical and important essays approximately writing and writers.
Whether her topic is becoming up in Minnesota, cross-dressing, or the unconventional, Hustvedt's nonfiction, like her fiction, defies effortless categorization, elegantly combining mind, emotion, wit, and fervour. With a mild contact and consummate readability, she undresses the cultural prejudices that veil either literature and existence and explores the a number of personalities that unavoidably inhabit a writer's brain. Is it attainable for a girl within the 20th century to advise the corset, and while method with authority what it's wish to be a guy? Hustvedt does. Writing with rigorous honesty approximately her personal divided self, and the way this has formed her as a author, she additionally techniques the works of others--Fitzgerald, Dickens, and Henry James--with revelatory perception, and a practitioner's figuring out in their art.
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Just a couple of weeks earlier, Gehrig was still playing ball; but by the time he gave this speech, he was so weak that his manager had to help him walk out to the mound for the ceremony. One of Gehrig’s chief purposes in delivering this speech is to thank his fans and his teammates, but he also wants to demonstrate that he remains positive: he emphasizes his past luck and present optimism and downplays his illness. ” There is no blame, no self-pity, no plea for sympathy. Throughout, he maintains his focus: to thank his fans and teammates for their support and get on with watching the ballgame.
For example, in “The Thanksgiving Table,” a cartoon that appeared in the Scranton (Pennsylvania) Times-Tribune after Thanksgiving in 2013, artist John Cole juxtaposes two contrasting images of “then” and “now” to make his point. The first image is chock full of emotional associations. It depicts a family around the Thanksgiving table with the turkey ready to be carved, calling upon warm nostalgic feelings of togetherness, love, stability, and even home cooking. We see a mother and father, with younger people we assume are their children, the youngest still in a booster seat.
How a speaker perceives the relationships among these elements will go a long way toward determining what he or she says and how he or she says it. Let’s use the rhetorical triangle (see p. 4) to analyze Gehrig’s speech. The speaker is the person or group who creates a text. This might be a politician who delivers a speech, a commentator who writes an article, an artist who draws a political cartoon, or even a company that commissions an advertisement. Don’t think of the speaker solely as a name, but consider a description of who the speaker is in the context of the text.
A Plea for Eros: Essays by Siri Hustvedt