An Interpretation of “Body” as Rhetoric in Yan Lianke’s Fiction Creation
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- Yan Lianke’s Fiction; Rhetoric of Fiction; Body as Rhetoric
With the help of Booth's Rhetoric of Fiction theory, we interpret the “body” in order to review the survival paradox in Yan Lianke's novels. In this perspective, “Body” on the one hand survives on the continuous supply of food, and on the other hand exists to supply to life the needed food, only to guarantee the survival and existence of human beings. Additionally, Yan Lianke, regarding “body” itself as one kind of “natural objects”, examines in a fantastic way the process of life reproduction and reviews in a fictional way the difficulty of life reproduction and the persistence and adamancies of human beings. As the result, Living-towards-death is the greatest secret of human survival in Yan Lianke's novels.
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TY - CONF AU - Hongxia Lu PY - 2013/10 DA - 2013/10 TI - An Interpretation of “Body” as Rhetoric in Yan Lianke’s Fiction Creation BT - Proceedings of the 2013 International Academic Workshop on Social Science PB - Atlantis Press SP - 1006 EP - 1009 SN - 1951-6851 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/iaw-sc.2013.232 DO - https://doi.org/10.2991/iaw-sc.2013.232 ID - Lu2013/10 ER -