Title:
A Historical Vignette (24) “Be proud of yourself: you have a History!” The Ear and the Nose in literary parodies. The “Hymn of Deafness” by Du Bellay and “The Nose” by Gogol
Authors:
J. Tainmont
Institutions:
Winston Churchill Avenue 172, P.O. Box 9, 1180 Brussels, Belgium
Keywords:
Deafness; Nose; Du Bellay; Gogol; Chostakovitch
Pages:
309 - 317
Abstract:
The Ear and the Nose in literary parodies. The “Hymne de la surdité” (The Hymne of Deafness) by Du Bellay and “The Nose” by Gogol. Literary parody is a mode of expression characterized by irony. Every people, every language showcases its own genius in it. Du Bellay practices self-mockery. Gogol opts for a comic marked by the fantastic. Nevertheless, in both cases, parody is but a means to hide misery: behind its mask, human suffering is hinted at (Figures 1,2).
Issue:
Vol. 7, 2011, 4th trimester


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A Historical Vignette (24) “Be proud of yourself: you have a History!” The Ear and the Nose in literary parodies. The “Hymn of Deafness” by Du Bellay and “The Nose” by Gogol