Edited By Leslie Boldt, Corrado Federici and Ernesto Virgulti
Introduction vii Part I . Silence that “Speaks” through Codes 1. Rhetorical Uses of Silence and Spaces 1 Keith Grant-Davies 2. Sounding Silence, Composing Absence of the Screen and Stage: 13 Gus Van Sant’s Gerry and Samuel Beckett’s Not I Ariel Harrod 3. The Visiting Muse: Antiquity and the Suggestive Power 25 of Silence in the Room Frescoed by Correggio Maria Luisa Chiusa 4. Muted Epigraphs in Kierkegaard’s Fear and Trembling 41 Lori Yamato Part II. Political and Cultural Silencing 5. Cartographic Silences in Brian Friel’s Translations 59 Matthew Moore 6. Power of the Void: Fascism and Silence in the Poetry 67 of Bertolt Brecht and Paul Celan Paul Peters 7. “To have him all in black”: The ‘Absence’ of Havel in 83 Samuel Beckett’s Catastrophe: A Late Cold War Text Sheelagh Russell-Brown Part III. Silencing One’s Own Voice 8. When the Silencer Is Also the Silenced: The Mechanisms 97 of Self-censorship Magda Stoinska and Vikki Cecchetto Contents vi 9. Milutin Gubas’s Which Way to the Bastille? Or How 111 to Foster Silence Catherine Parayre Part IV. Fascination with the Void 10. The Image of the Falling Man Revisited 127 Sandra Singer 11. Reflections on the Violence of Art 143 Bruce Elder Part V. Body Language 12. The A/porias of Skin: Secrets and Secretions of Self and Other 157 Mark Cauchi (with Wrik Mead and Rui Pimenta) 13. Listening to the Pines: Japanese Tea Ceremony as a Form 173 of Contemplative Ellipsis Alexandre Avdulov 14. A Silent Language: Reflections on “Pure...
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