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Hindsight, Intertextuality, and Interpretation: A Symbol in Nabokov's 'Christmas'


Jose Angel Garcia Landa


Universidad de Zaragoza

2003

SYMBOLISM: AN INTERNATIONAL ANNUAL OF CRITICAL AESTHETICS, pp. 267-294, Rüdiger Ahrens and Klaus Stierstorfer, eds., AMS Press, 2005

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This essay examines the significance of the butterfly symbolism in Vladimir Nabokov's story 'Christmas' in the light of an interactional theory of interpretation. Intertextual elements ar shown to emerge through a process of critical debate, rereading and discursive interaction, as the cultural significance of a text is gradually established. The critical approach in this paper tries to combine the insights of discourse analysis, narrative hermeneutics, and literary pragmatics.

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Keywords: Hindsight, Intertextuality, Interpretation, Discourse analysis, Hermeneutics, Pragmatics of literature, Symbolism, Nabokov, Butterflies, Rereading

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Garcia Landa, Jose Angel, Hindsight, Intertextuality, and Interpretation: A Symbol in Nabokov's 'Christmas' (2003). SYMBOLISM: AN INTERNATIONAL ANNUAL OF CRITICAL AESTHETICS, pp. 267-294, Rüdiger Ahrens and Klaus Stierstorfer, eds., AMS Press, 2005. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1624262

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