English 213 2.27.09

English 213 2.27.09 - English 213 02/27/09 1. P. 62-64...

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English 213 02/27/09 1. P. 62-64 Story of Flitcraft a. Metaphoric mode—something seemingly unconnected from his life reveals to Flitcraft something in his life. b. He chooses sudden action over routine. Sam Spade is supposed to find him and return him to his routine. c. A certain vision as to how detection fiction works. Bad guys are guys who upset the normal flow of events—cause disruption in force—disorder where previously order. Detectives come along and restore this order. The put clues together to restore order. d. Seems as though metaphoric thinking are dangerous and metonymic thinking are good. e. BUT Spade continues…P64 i. Recall Ariadne’s thread —Flitcraft tried to break out of the old routine and ends up repeating the same routine. ii. Fundamental questions about spontaneity and routine, desire and imitation. What does it mean to get out of old groove and into new one. f. Narratives about breaking out of routine have certain fascination and certain circularity. g.
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This note was uploaded on 11/29/2009 for the course ENGLISH 213-0 taught by Professor Law during the Winter '09 term at Northwestern.

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English 213 2.27.09 - English 213 02/27/09 1. P. 62-64...

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