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Non-verbal modes of communication in 'voss' by Patrick White

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dc.contributor.author Wenzel MJ en
dc.date.accessioned 2016-09-22T07:16:01Z
dc.date.available 2016-09-22T07:16:01Z
dc.date.created 1987 en
dc.date.submitted 1989 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11892/9298
dc.description.abstract The preface provides a brief introduction to Patric White, his background and his literary achievements. Reference is made to Voss and its theme of exploration. Most of the adverse criticism of White seems to be attributable to two basic contentions: a disregard for the artistic unity of a text, and the imposition of a restrictive conventional approach which ignores the relevant contextual frame of reference. The study focuses first on the literary text as a sign in the communicational system and emphasizes the significance of codes and particular contexts. The spiritual manifestations of non-verbal communication are identified and found to be mainly expressed through dreams and relationships. The final chapter of the study concludes the argument in which the subjective nature of meaning is emphasized and the open reading of texts is recommended as a valuable exercise in interpretation. A revaluation of White is proposed. en
dc.language English en
dc.subject English literature en
dc.subject Prose literature and fiction en
dc.subject 012 Communication en
dc.title Non-verbal modes of communication in 'voss' by Patrick White en
dc.type Masters degree en
dc.description.degree MA en


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