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Disjunção irónica em The Prague Orgy de Philip Roth
AbstractIn this article the author regards the disasters that befall art in Soviet-occupied Prague (narrated by the Jewish-American writer Philip Roth in his 1985 novel) as an attempt to draw attention to the contingency literature is met with upon its reception. Triggered by a carnival-like reality, the crisis of the main character is thereby seen to foreground the crisis of criticism announced by Paul de Man. By disrupting the illusion of reality, meta-fictionality would thus work as a device to discourage ideological readings while stressing the ironic condition of fiction.
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