Proceedings of the 2013 International Academic Workshop on Social Science

An Interpretation of “Body” as Rhetoric in Yan Lianke’s Fiction Creation

Authors
Hongxia Lu
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Hongxia Lu
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DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/iaw-sc.2013.232How to use a DOI?
Keywords
Yan Lianke’s Fiction; Rhetoric of Fiction; Body as Rhetoric
Abstract
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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International Academic Workshop on Social Science (IAW-SC-13)
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Advances in Intelligent Systems Research
Publication Date
October 2013
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978-90-78677-84-0
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1951-6851
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/iaw-sc.2013.232How to use a DOI?
Open Access
This is an open access article distributed under the CC BY-NC license.

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